DULLES, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoca Learning, an education technology startup, announces the launch of the Avoca Learning Platform. This content curation engine allows users to search, manage and share thousands of vetted learning resources from dozens of the leading educational sites. The Platform is available to students, parents and educators on multiple devices including PCs, Macs, tablets (Android and iOS), and mobile.
"This represents a huge leap forward for education content," says Caleb Schutz, President and CEO of Avoca Learning. "There is an explosion of digital content for education, both in the amount that's available, and in the demand for quality content. The sheer volume of information makes it hard to find what you're searching for, but it also makes it difficult to organize that content for personalized learning experiences. Avoca Learning helps to solve that problem by finding and indexing the best digital content, allowing users to organize and save that content, and then making it easy to share that curated content with other users."
At launch, the Avoca Learning Platform has over 20,000 resources in Math and Science from 35 leading education sites. Over the next few months, Avoca will provide thousands more resources in additional subject areas including Language Arts/Reading, and History/Social Studies. Users will be able to search by subject, grade, Common Core standard and more.
Avoca Learning is an innovator at the forefront of education search and content curation. Founded in December 2012 the company launched its flagship product – the Avoca Learning Platform – in April 2013. Avoca's mission is to simplify search for education, making it easier for everyone to find, manage and share the right learning resources. The company was founded by Pat McDonagh, who also serves as Chairman of the Board. Prior to Avoca Learning, McDonagh founded the educational software company, Riverdeep, which offered schools a suite online curriculum, and grew to become the largest provider of e-learning content to U.S. schools.