DALLAS, July 21, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In an effort to help adolescent students succeed in reading, Voyager Expanded Learning((R)) launched a new edition of Passport Reading Journeys for fall 2009, targeted to high school students called Passport Reading Journeys III. The intervention program includes a cutting-edge Web-based component called VocabJourney,((TM))( )which incorporates a text formatting technology called Live Ink((R)).
Live Ink's cascading format makes online reading easy and comfortable and is designed to help readers at any level better grasp the meaning of what they are reading faster and more completely, as well as increase their ability to accurately recall what they have read.
"We believe embedding the Live Ink tool in our intervention will both increase student motivation to use the program and increase student comprehension and retention," says Dr. Alan Nowakowski, Executive Vice President at Voyager Expanded Learning. "The Live Ink Technology further differentiates instruction in the Passport Reading Journeys program and provides additional support for struggling students."
Live Ink has undergone extensive university- and classroom-based controlled research, and researchers have field-tested various applications in different environments. These studies consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of the text format for all levels of readers. Live Ink formatting has been scientifically proven to:
1) Immediately increase reading comprehension,
2) Boost overall long-term accurate retention of material read,
3) Improve reading proficiency when the reader returns to block-text format, and
4) Lessen the eyestrain associated with reading from a computer monitor.
To learn more about how Live Ink technology is used in Passport Reading Journeys visit www.voyagerlearning.com or visit www.liveink.com for a demonstration.
About Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides core, intervention and supplemental reading programs, as well as math intervention and ongoing professional development programs, for school districts throughout the United States. Founded in 1994, Voyager has delivered extended-time reading and basic skills intervention programs, as well as large-scale reading and math programs, to more than 1000 school districts in cities such as Buffalo, Miami, New York City, Richmond, Va., El Paso and Los Angeles, resulting in dramatically improved student performance. Voyager Expanded Learning, Inc. is a business unit of Voyager Learning Company (OTC: VLCY.PK) and based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagerlearning.com or call 1-888-399-1995.
About Live Ink
Live Ink(R) text formatting was developed by Dr. Randall Walker, President of Walker Reading Technologies. He came to understand that everyone could read better if the way words were presented was more consistent with the way our eyes and brain actually work. Beginning in 1997, Dr. Walker spearheaded a team of linguists, cognitive scientists, eye-movement specialists, educators, and software engineers. They worked together to develop dynamic parsing engines that deliver an overall more effective way to read and an improved online reading experience. The team conducted extensive university- and classroom-based controlled research, and field-tested various applications in different environments. These studies consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of Live Ink for all levels of readers. Major educational publishers at the elementary, secondary and college levels have added award-winning Live Ink formatting to increase the effectiveness of their online products. Live Ink Technology has been patented worldwide.
SOURCE Voyager Expanded Learning