iKnow Social Learning Platform Expands Language Support

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Cerego has released new content creation tools for its iKnow social learning platform, adding support for creating learning modules in any of 188 languages. The company has also expanded language support for the text-to-speech technology used in the iKnow platform.

The iKnow platform is a technology aimed at integrating collaboration and learning into Web-based content to aid with the creation of education-focused social communities. As we reported back in October, Cerego has been making moves to open up the iKnow platform, launching a developer portal and partnering with Web services and API management solutions provider Mashery to provide an API offering.

"This is a major step in our vision to create the first global social learning platform, one that allows people to share what they know, and learn what they want to know." said Andrew Smith Lewis, founder and chairman of Cerego. "As the largest online English Language Learning site in Japan, now open to the rest of the world, we look forward to empowering users across multiple languages to come together and create the best content available anywhere."

In addition to the expanded language support, the system has also added the Google Language API to help recommend definitions for elements added to the iKnow item bank.

There are currently about 340,000 registered users on the iKnow platform, according to Cerego. Further information can be found here.

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