SOURCE: SmartWired

SmartWired

April 23, 2009 10:08 ET

SmartWired Officially Launches Dweeber, the First Social Network for Homework Collaboration

Veteran Learning Research Experts SmartWired Introduce Free Site for Teens

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - SmartWired officially launched Dweeber, the first social networking site for student homework collaboration. The site enables students to solve problems together, participate in virtual study sessions, and communicate with friends in a number of ways. The collaborative whiteboard can be used to solve math and science problems or to create joint drawings and diagrams. Most importantly, Dweeber allows students to create a SMART profile in order to discover how they learn best and then apply this knowledge to improve their schoolwork and ultimately their self esteem. Dweeber is targeted towards students aged 13 and up and is free-of-charge.

"One of the things we have learned over the years is that students view their friends as a trusted learning resource, and Dweeber enables them to leverage this collective knowledge," said David Peck, SmartWired partner and Dweeber founder and CEO. "Our ultimate goal for Dweeber is to help make doing homework fun, because we all remember how painful it can be. By using the tools on the site, students can gather and get their homework done faster and easier than they would on their own."

Dweeber's SMART Profile system is one of the most important features on the site. Based on years of learning research, the system reveals each student's natural talents and abilities by discovering what his or her brain needs to excel, and unearthing the things that drive them to do so. Students can also compare their SMART Profile with their friends on the site, helping to understand each other's learning style. In addition, Dweeber allows students to share and rate the best web sites by subject, and earn guru points for helping friends, sharing successes, and posting the best learning resources and sites.

High school students on the Dweeber Youth Advisory Board gave important input on the site's user interface and content.

About Dweeber

Dweeber (www.dweeber.com) is a social networking site designed to help teens get their homework done faster, easier, and more enjoyably. Students can connect with friends and get their homework done at the same time. The site enables students to create a SMART profile and discover how they learn best. It was developed with the feedback of a youth advisory board and is free of charge.

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