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Friday, October 21, 2016

CogniFit launches a new online platform to help educators improve quality of learning by training specific cognitive abilities

CogniFit, key vendor in the global K-12 testing and assessment market, introduces CogniFit for Education, a new web-portal for teachers to assess, train, and monitor cognitive skills involved in the learning processes.

The CogniFit for Education platform is a neurocognitive assessment and brain training program designed to help educators and teachers assess and track student's cognitive progress through fun brain games.
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The CogniFit for Education platform starts with students completing a scientifically validated and gamified cognitive assessment. These brain games are specifically designed to identify the students' cognitive strengths and deficits in skills relevant for learning such as attention, memory, concentration, perception, and reasoning. Using this initial information, the CogniFit program automatically builds a personalized brain training regimen specifically for each student's cognitive needs and help improve their learning abilities. 

CogniFit CEO Tommy Sagroun explains, "Every student is different and has unique cognitive strengths and weaknesses. However, the mainstream education system groups students based on their age, rather than cognitive abilities like attention and memory, making it difficult to always ensure that the entire classroom is learning at the same pace. By providing educators with this new CogniFit for Education platform, teachers have the opportunity to assess, train and track their students' cognitive skills, and adapt their teaching strategy accordingly for each individual student. This makes a massive difference in the learning results at the end of the calendar year."

CogniFit has been working with schools and education centers around the world to develop this new solution and make sure its answers to the most pressing needs of educators. The aim is for this brain based learning platform to provide teachers with relevant information on a weekly basis in order to provide them with a tool for better learning experience. Teachers receive automatically a detailed report of their students' cognitive abilities after completing the initial assessment and the different regimen and exercises available online. The initial feedback on the platform also helps the teachers better adapt their teaching strategies during the year instead of waiting for test results to see the effectiveness of their education. This information also helps the teacher understand where each student may need extra help and personalize and humanize the relation with each student on a deeper level. For example, a student with a low inhibition or focus may have a harder time paying attention in class, or a student with low scores processing speed may need an extra minute to understand the written instructions on a test. By being aware of it, a teacher will use this information and improve the results.
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About CogniFit

CogniFit is a world leader in developing online programs to assess and train core cognitive areas such as attention, memory, coordination, perception, and reasoning. As a digital health company, CogniFit specializes in scientifically validated cognitive tests and brain training programs, all available online at www.cognifit.com.

CogniFit's web and mobile exercises are designed by an international team of scientists, neurologists, and psychologists who investigate and combine the latest discoveries on the brain with advanced adaptive algorithms and big data analytics. For over 15 years, CogniFit has been developing personalized brain fitness programs through scientific validation with leading institutions and peer-reviewed publications.

Today a major vendor in the cognitive assessment and training market, CogniFit offers its programs to companies in various verticals, such as healthcare, education, research, health and wellness, driving, and human resources.

Source: PR Newswire (press release) 


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2 comments:

Nikos Andriotis said...

On the one hand, I think it's amazing that psychological tests can help evaluate a child's strengths and weaknesses, but on the other I wonder is this actually that simple that by the means of training a specific skill you can actually influence a particular cognitive skill, or is it rather a system and influencing just one skill in order to - so to speaks, heighten its score - will actually be efficient. Can, for instance, deficiency in short-term memory retention be caused by problems with long-term memory or is it absurd? If not, then I wonder who would think to train LTM when it's the STM that seems to have issues.

Helge Scherlund said...

Hi Nikos Andriotis,

Thank you for dropping by.
I appreciate your comment.

/Helge