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New functionality allows ruby-based apps to take advantage of uBoost’s motivation program
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
uBoost, the nation’s premiere student motivation program announced its partnership today with Haiku Learning Systems, an easy-to-use Learning Management System. Qassist will be Haiku’s first customer to use Haiku’s uBoost integration.
Students will now receive real-time recognition for course progression and participation in online community activities like rating and sharing resources; registering new users; and commenting on posts. Badges marking their accomplishments can trigger non-profit giving to selected charitable causes.
Haiku Learning Systems in collaboration with uBoost, Inc. has developed the uBoost gem and has made it available for free. Using this gem, ruby-based apps can easily take advantage of the uBoost motivation program to increase engagement and student performance. The motivation program includes redeemable currency, badges, avatars, experience points, leader boards, and a rewards program that is customized to customer requirements.
“Increasing student engagement and participation is something all of our clients want and need” says Bryan Falcon, CEO of Haiku Learning Systems. “Integrating with uBoost allows us to provide our clients with a valuable tool that automates the delivery of recognition for any behavior captured in our system, which motivates students to continue to do their best in school.”
“Recognizing students for positive behaviors in real-time leads to dramatic increases in the frequency of those behaviors”, says John Bower, CEO of uBoost. “We encourage our customers to utilize the gem for smoother integrations.”
The gem is free under the MIT license and is available via RubyGems. The source code is available at GitHub, and can be cloned and modified to meet specific needs.
About Haiku Learning Systems
At Haiku Learning Systems, we're about making teaching and learning online as easy as possible—whether it's in a blended or virtual classroom. Technology has the power to expand and extend education. An LMS should be easy to use, easy on the eyes, and easy on the budget. You have all three in our learning management system, Haiku LMS.
Your content should be your focus—the message, not the medium. People who use Haiku LMS tell us what they want to accomplish, we share ideas with them, and the result is a learning management system that evolves to do what teachers and students need in a simple way. Our team believes that Haiku LMS is the most elegant means to extend your teaching onto the web, and we work hard to keep it that way. We partner with other service providers to make sure we're providing the most value to those who use Haiku.
uBoost, the nation’s largest student motivation company, provides educators with an automated solution to deliver real-time, relevant recognition for incremental academic achievement. Students are motivated by different types of feedback; uBoost recognizes their achievements with performance-based badges, leader boards, daily email alerts, experience points, and currency points redeemable for rewards clients select, including charitable giving opportunities, playtime on uBoost-exclusive games, merchandise and gift cards.
Partnering with publishers, school districts, online schools, tutoring companies and private education companies, uBoost designs customized programs that foster student motivation, improve classroom behavior, and encourage parent engagement.
New recognition tools, rewards, and contests are added regularly to keep up with students' changing interests and to ensure relevancy throughout the school year.
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