Renaissance Learning Reports Integration of Accelerated Reader with Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON
Aug 27, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Renaissance Learning, a provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions for the classroom, announced the integration of its Accelerated Reader software with publishing partner Capstone.
According to a release, the integration will enable educators to link Accelerated Reader Quizzes to two of Capstone's digital products, Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, which cumulatively include more than 7,000 interactive e-Books, the largest offering from a single publisher.
"This is another groundbreaking development for the tens of thousands of schools using Accelerated Reader," said Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance Learning. "The integration gives educators the ability to launch Accelerated Reader Quizzes from Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, providing students a seamless transition from the reading experience to the quiz environment."
Renaissance Learning said Capstone offers nearly 3,000 interactive e-Books through Capstone Interactive, which feature text, full-color illustrations, and natural voice audio recorded by professional voiceover artists to model fluency and pronunciation. The e-Books are compatible with any PC, Mac, iPad, interactive white board, or other devices with high-speed internet access.
Further, myON provides online access to more than 4,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio, customized to a student's interest and reading. Accessible at school or home, the e-Book platform creates a collaborative reading environment in which students, educators and parents work together to support reading practice and performance.
"Capstone is pleased to link students from Capstone Interactive or myON to AR Quizzes," said Tom Ahern, CEO of Capstone. "It is an exciting development when Capstone, the leading publisher of interactive e-Books, and Renaissance Learning, developers of the most popular, research-based solutions for schools, can come together to make things easier for students and educators."
"As more K12 schools make the transition to e-Books and digital resources, Renaissance Learning's solutions will continue to evolve to meet the changing needs in today's classrooms," added Lynch.
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