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ConnectYard Partners with Pearson to Better Engage and Retain At Risk Students

WAYNE, N.J., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectYard, Inc., the leading provider of social engagement and analytic solutions, announced today the launch of enhanced analytic and reporting features at Pearson's upcoming premier Cite conference taking place in Fort Worth, Texas, April 1st-April 3rd, 2014.

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ConnectYard has been working closely with Pearson since May 2013 to deliver its private and secure social engagement platform to Pearson LearningStudio customers, enabling them to reach students with course-level and campus-wide notifications via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, personal email accounts, institutional email accounts and text messaging.

ConnectYard's social messaging service enables instructors to instantly notify students about important announcements, discussions, reminders and grade updates via their preferred communications channels. ConnectYard's two-way communication capabilities allow students and Faculty to engage with each other and with classmates from any device or network without having to sign into Pearson LearningStudio, yet the dialogue is still captured and tracked.

Through ConnectYard's robust analytics and reporting that tracks, among other things, who views messages, when and for how long, less engaged students who may be in need of private reminders or personal follow-ups can be identified and helped.

"ConnectYard is a perfect complement to Pearson LearningStudio and lets us better assess student engagement in our classes and serves as an early warning system", said Deborah Riemer, Vice President, Assessment & Academic Quality at Ashford University.

"Today's students and instructors expect to be able to access everything from any device and platform.  Partnering with ConnectYard enables us to deliver an engaging and more convenient online learning experience that directly helps with student engagement and retention", said Erica Tuohy, Director of Technology Partnerships at Pearson.

"We are excited and honored to be partnering with Pearson and our joint customers to help students stay engaged and ultimately help with the larger goal of improving learning outcomes",  said Don Doane, CEO of ConnectYard.

Celebrating its 15th year, Pearson Cite brings together more than 500 Higher Education online learning program executives, faculty and administrators. The event takes place April 1st through April 3rd in Fort Worth, TX.

About ConnectYard

ConnectYard provides a completely private and secure, social engagement platform that allows for anytime, anywhere communication and collaboration across a variety of social and mobile technologies, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, text messaging, voice messages and email. 

ConnectYard, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. For more information on how ConnectYard can help your organization increase student engagement and retention, please visit www.connectyard.com or contact us at 973.494.8063.

If you require more information about this press release, or to schedule an appointment with Mike Norris, please call 973.494.8041 or email Mike.

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