Boulder, Colo. — August 2, 2019 — Amplifire, the proven learning platform that delivers meaningful results for many leading corporate and educational companies, hosted some of the world’s most prominent cognitive psychologists and pedagogical scientists at its annual Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting, July 29–31, 2019. These researchers convened as part of an ongoing effort to apply their findings into scalable technology for the learning and development market.
Amplifire’s prestigious SAB contributes to, reviews, and validates the methodology and algorithms of Amplifire’s software, keeping the organization at the forefront of scientific advancement in learning and memory.
“With guidance from our SAB, Amplifire surveys the research literature for triggers that are shown to switch on the learning circuits in the brain that cause long term memory,” said Charles Smith, co-founder and Chief Research Officer for the company. “We then work to figure out how to turn the most effective triggers into techniques in software that cause the process of learning to speed up, and the product of memory to become more durable.”
These scientists joined the SAB because they believe in the data-driven approach Amplifire takes to learning. The chair of the SAB, UCLA’s Dr. Robert Bjork, reminisced that numerous educational software companies had approached their lab. In each case, he said, it was clear that they were simply looking for an endorsement rather than actually applying any findings. Dr. Elizabeth Bjork added that “Amplifire was different. They’d actually read our research papers, and understood them.”
Amplifire’s SAB members include:
- Robert Bjork Ph.D., and Elizabeth Bjork, Ph.D., of the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- H Chad Lane, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois
- Richard Mayer, Ph.D., from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
- Henry Roediger, Ph.D., and Kathleen McDermott, Ph.D., from the Washington University in St. Louis Memory Lab
- Daniel Schacter, Ph.D., from Harvard University’s Schacter Memory Lab
- Bob Birnbaum, M.D., from Partners Health in Boston
During the 2019 meeting with executives from Amplifire, the SAB members:
- Presented their latest research.
- Discussed what’s on the horizon in terms of new research, experiments, and findings for learning and education from the scientific community.
- Evaluated and made recommendations for current and future product features.
- Examined the role of artificial intelligence in the learning platform.
“We are so fortunate to have this prestigious board to not only validate the work that we do, but to also feed in to our future roadmap and product improvements,” said Nick Hjort, Senior VP of Product and Software Development. “I can think of no better aid in helping us stay true to the science and making sure that Amplifire is the most effective learning tool on the market today.”
With over 2 billion learner interactions, Amplifire (www.amplifire.com) is the leading adaptive learning platform built from discoveries in brain science that’s proven to help learners master faster, retain knowledge longer, and perform better. It detects knowledge gaps and misinformation that exist in the minds of all humans so they can better attain their performance potential. Healthcare, education and Fortune 500 companies use Amplifire’s patented learning algorithms, knowledge analytics and diagnostic capabilities to drive exceptional outcomes with a significant return on their investment in learning.