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February '13 - DynEd Announce Acapela ASR for Android

DynEd® Announces the Development of its Award-winning English Language Learning Solutions with ASR on the Android® Platform. Announcement will extend the use of mobile English learning with Speech Recognition (SR) to the world's fastest growing mobile platform by Q4

Burlingame, CA - February 22, 2013: DynEd International, Inc., a global leader in the English language learning solutions market, announces the development of its award-winning applications with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) on the Android mobile platform. With this release, DynEd will bring the first mobile English solution with integrated SR technology to the world's fastest growing mobile platform.

"We are pleased to announce the Android tablet and smartphone release of our professional English learning content with ASR," said Ian Adam, DynEd CEO. "With this announcement, and our continued success in the iOS market, we anticipate by 2014 more of our students will be learning English with DynEd using mobile devices than on personal computers."

The deployment of English language learning solutions on the Android platform was instrumental in DynEd securing a significant expansion of its relationship with the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE). Under the new agreement, MONE will extend the deployment of DynEd English solutions in the Turkish public school system from the existing grades 4 through 8 to include grades 9 to 12. The project will increase the number of DynEd active users from 9 million to over 13 million by 2015, maintaining DynEd's leadership in English learning solutions for information and communications technologies.

DynEd was first to pioneer the effective use of speech recognition in English language learning in the 1990s. DynEd migrated its ASR enhanced lessons to utilize Acapela Group's technology for Windows® in 2006 after the two companies collaborated on the development of ASR for MacOS®. In 2011, the collaboration continued with the deployment of the DynEd English language learning solutions on the Apple iOS platform for the iPad and iPhone; becoming the first mobile learning application with integrated ASR.

"We are very pleased to voice enable DynEd's award-winning language learning solutions. iOS and Android platforms allow developers to design new learning programs such as the one used by MONE, providing greater access to everyone with affordable and powerful educational solutions, where speech solutions play an essential role." says Lars-Erik Larsson, Acapela CEO.

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