Quizlet Unveils Platform Redesign, Upgrades and New Languages
Quizlet, a platform that
allows students to create their own interactive study sets and use them
for exams, has launched a redesign of its core product as well as Quizlet
a supplement that creates Q&A-related games that teams of
students can use
to play against each other. At the same time, it has added new versions
platform in five languages besides English.
The new version of Quizlet
includes a new website, logo and, eventually, redesigned mobile apps.
The platform will now be available
in German, Spanish, both traditional and simplified Chinese, and
version in Korean will follow shortly, according to company representatives.
international versions, they say, will do more than simply translate
take into account the fact that relationships between students and
sometimes more formal in other countries than in the United States.
"Learning doesn't stop when
we leave the classroom, lecture hall or workplace, and the only way to
scale is to have the world at large contributing content for people to
from," said Quizlet CEO Matthew Glotzbach. "This requires giving
teachers an easy-to-use platform for both creating study materials, and
studying and sharing them. Offering our service now in six languages is
beginning of what we think is possible for Quizlet on a global scale."
New features to Quizlet Live
- The ability of teachers to
modify and replace teams previously chosen by the game engine;
- The ability to place new study
sets into the game to extend and customize the experience; and
- The ability to add audio.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.