Redefining Reading for The Digital Era
The skooBi Differance
Short and focused reading
•Bite-Size nuggets of text
•Chat topography conversation
•Sectioning and staging technology
Visual and audio representations
•Dynamic characters and profiles
•Audio and video
•Images and GIF’s
Supporting Tools for schools
•Language and literary analytics
The Skoobi solution is a patented staging and sectioning engine that transforms books and stories into an immersive and engaging experience. Our technology enables:
We wanted to create an application that encourages children to read and learn using books and stories in a format that is in keeping with the world in which THEY live today.
Social media, Instagram, websites and vlogs are the medium of choice today for the younger generation. By adapting books and stories to a technological norm familiar to ‘digital natives’, skooBi will influence a new generation of readers and provide a literary experience that for young readers today does not yet exist, until now.
Our solution harnesses machine learning and unique algorithms to automatically transforms any traditional text to the skooBi format for a completely personalized reading experience:
Automatically identify unique textual elements and convert original texts into the patented skooBi format using Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Learn authors’ writing styles and users’ reading behaviors to streamline the conversion process and personalize the reading experience through advanced machine learning
Assess and recognize progress and achievements based on reading analytics
Why do children read differently
Digital native is a term coined by Mark Prensky in 2001 used to describe the generation of people who grew up in the digital age. Digital natives are comfortable with technology and computers at an early age and consider technology to be an integral and necessary part of their lives. Teenagers and children today are generally considered to be digital natives as they mainly communicate and learn via computers, Apps and texting. The opposite of digital natives is digital immigrants – people who have had to adapt to the new language of technology.
Cannot relate to manuals - Solve problems "intuitively." As "intuitive learners" they are engaged in rapid 'trail and error' actions and prefer discovering via actions, experimentation and interaction rather than by reflection
Prefer receiving information quickly and simultaneously from multiple multimedia and other sources Prefer parallel processing, multitasking or task switching Inclined to read texts in short bursts, one paragraph at a time, hopping to other activities, such as texting or Facebooking, in between paragraphs
Prefer to connect via text, chat, Facebook, online games, etc. Text more than call: Almost half of all teens can text with their eyes closed Prefer a-synchronistic or sequential communication, such as in email, Facebook, or chat
Reading books (long form texts) is a challenge for most digital natives.
E-books haven’t solved the problem. They offer the same format in a different cover.
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