03 Dec 2015
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Social learning app takes the world by storm

By Catherine Knowles

Declara has been recognised at the 2015 World Technology Summit with the prestigious Education Category Award.

The World Technology Summit Awards were presented by the World Technology Network (WTN), which is a curated membership community comprised of leading individuals and organisations in science, technology, and related fields.

The WTN and its members are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies, the organisation says.

Available as a web, iPhone and Android app, as well as a Chrome extension, Declara is a social learning tool and platform that helps individuals discover, curate and share articles.

It intelligently connects users with collections, articles and people with the aim of helping them spend less time searching and more time engaging with informative content.

By providing a platform in which users can curate, annotate, share, and collaborate around content of any type, Declara gives the collective intelligence to improve idea flow and decision making, the company says.

Declara has recently entered into partnerships with Davidson College and Amherst College to explore how the power of collaborative curation can be a game-changer for liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Through Declara's collections, Davidson College examines how the relationship among advisors and advisees can be transformed through more substantive in-content dialogue.

Similarly, Amherst College is using Declara to identify new avenues for active reading that have the potential to leverage technology to deepen the Socratic power of what happens in the intimacy of a college seminar.

Alongside its work in the academia, Declara has engagements in the SMB, enterprise and government arenas worldwide.

This latest award for the app comes at the end of a successful year for Declara, which has its global headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. 

In August, Declara was also chosen by the White House to be showcased at its first-ever Demo Day, with President Obama commending CEO and founder Ramona Pierson and citing Declara as an example of innovation and inclusion.

Pierson says, "We are thrilled to win this award, and to be recognised for the contribution Declara is making to life-long learning."

"2015 has been a ground-breaking year for Declara, and with this win under our belt, we are looking forward to more exciting developments in 2016," she says.

Declara is available for free on the web, iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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