Fingerprint, a mobile technology company, and Sylvan Learning, a leading provider of personal learning and tutoring services, today announced a co-development deal to create SylvanPlay, a customized mobile learning network. Set for a December launch in the U.S. and Canada and powered exclusively by Fingerprint technology, SylvanPlay supports the expansion of Sylvan’s curriculum beyond the learning center, and underscores the importance of personalized mobile learning and the power of using technology and games to engage today’s students.
SylvanPlay will launch on iOS and Android with a suite of four apps created by Fingerprint and its developer network. Each will foster reading and math skills for 1st-4th grade students, including an all-new original title designed by Fingerprint’s innovative development team working in counsel with Sylvan’s Curriculum team. In addition to its play-and-learn library of apps, SylvanPlay will also feature a parent engagement dashboard, collaborative play options, and safe chat functions enabled by Fingerprint’s technology platform. Sylvan customers will also be able to access the mySylvan portal and loyalty program on the mobile network.
"The success of our SylvanSync instructional system, which combines digital lessons on tablets with teacher-led personalized instruction, highlights the tremendous potential and value in establishing an entire network of engaging mobile learning content," said Julia Fitzgerald, CMO of Sylvan Learning. "Fingerprint’s mobile technology platform, experience in the kids mobile learning category and access to best-of-breed content developers is helping us bring our vision to life."
"At this pivotal moment for both digital learning and mobile entertainment, Fingerprint is thrilled to count Sylvan, a company synonymous with education, personalized learning and a leader in innovative learning approaches, as the first North American licensed network powered by Fingerprint," said Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and co-founder of Fingerprint. "SylvanPlay affirms the growing importance of mobile learning and Fingerprint’s unique ability to deliver a great play-and-learn network built for kids."