SOURCE: Democrasoft, Inc.

Democrasoft, Inc.

June 20, 2011 06:00 ET

Democrasoft to Unveil Collaborize Classroom Topic Library

A Shared Repository of Individual Lessons Created By and For Teachers

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Democrasoft, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) today announced that it will be releasing an important evolutionary extension to its rapidly expanding Collaborize Classroom platform for online education. The Company is poised to unveil the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library™, a vast repository of individual, pre-formatted "learning units" created by and for teachers. The Topic Library will allow teachers everywhere to share individual question-based topics used to engage students online, that have already proven successful in individual Collaborize Classroom websites around the world.

With just a few clicks, teachers will be able to populate their own Collaborize Classroom websites with individual discussion topics from the global Topic Library on almost any subject, or be able to share their own discussion topics with other teachers on the Collaborize Classroom network. Additionally, the new Topic Library will provide real-time ratings and comments from other teachers who have already used these topics, creating an unparalleled peer-review system for assessing the relevance and potential value of any topic in the library.

According to Democrasoft, Chairman & CEO Richard Lang, "What is exciting about this new extension of Collaborize Classroom is that the Topic Library will it make it possible for any teacher in the world to benefit from the success of other teachers. And like our basic platform, it will remain free of charge for all teachers."

The new Topic Library builds exponentially on Collaborize Classroom's award-winning online learning platform, which has been been exeriencing rapid growth and glowing reviews from teachers, students and independent organizations since its official launch in January of this year. Teachers who have previously launched their own private and secure Collaborize Classroom websites have reported significant improvements in student engagement, depth of learning, and test scores. The new Topic Library will allow teachers to share the individual topics that have had the most success in their own Collaborize Classrooms around the world.

Collaborize Classroom has emerged as a preferred choice in education technology because of its simple and engaging design, its ease of use, the "fun" factor reported by students, and its ability to embed documents, video, and other multi-media directly into discussion topics. The collaborative online learning platform also provides student participation reports and quantified results of online student discussions, further supporting a new depth of learning, as reported by teachers already using the platform.

Beginning later this summer, once teachers launch discussion topics on their own private Collaborize Classroom sites, they will be given the opportunity to post their topics to the shared Topic Library. Any educator will be able to easily search through all of the pre-formated question-based topics, sorted by subject, grade, custom tags, or even by the author of the topic.

According to Lang, "The new Topic Library is designed to provide two huge benefits: It allows newer teachers to benefit from the work of more experienced teachers around the world and it makes it possible for any teacher in the world to rise to prominence as a provider of effective, successful topics that have been validated by peers world-wide. All this in just a few, simple clicks."

The new Collaborize Classroom Topic Library is scheduled to be released in time for the beginning of the fall school semester.

For more information on the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, to arrange for a pre-release demonstration or to schedule an interview with Democrasoft senior management, please contact Shana Ray, Digital Media + PR Manager at shana@collaborizeclassroom.com or call 888-993-8683 x 706.

About DEMOCRASOFT:

Democrasoft, Inc., headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, is a 20-year-old public company (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) with a history of pioneering technology. The company's flagship platform, Collaborize®, is a web-based solution for organizing groups with a common purpose into powerful, decision-making communities. It is designed to empower groups of all sizes -- businesses, non-profits, organizations, governments, their members and citizens -- to resolve real problems and drive toward actual implementation of collective solutions. Democrasoft is dedicated to facilitating a vision of online "social networking with purpose." Collaborize Classroom is Democrasoft's offering in the Education Technology space and is provided free to teachers around the world. For more information, please visit http://democrasoft.com and http://collaborizeclassroom.com.

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