Just in time for students to head back to school, crowdsourced flash card study platform StudyBlue announced a new site design, search navigation capabilities, a lifelong learning feature, a new pro version of the platform and that co-founder Chris Klundt would be stepping back into the role of CEO today. Klundt will be taking over for Becky Splitt, who has led the company since 2009. “Becky met me when StudyBlue was just two college dudes in a basement with a bunch of pine needles scattered all over the floor,” says Klundt. He and co-founder Dave Sargeant were apparently buried in their studies and with work at the then small startup and hadn’t taken out a very dead Christmas tree. Klundt realized he was just a kid without much experience at the time and agreed to let Splitt take over while he finished school.
Study Tools You Can Use on Your Phone and Share With Your Friends
StudyBlue CEO Becky Splitt is harnessing the power of the people to create an A+ learning platform. Flashcards, study groups, and all-nighters--anyone who has done time in academia is all too familiar with these universal test prep methods. But thanks to StudyBlue, the latest generation of students is getting an upgrade that lets them use their phones for something besides selfies. Launched in 2010, 5 million users have downloaded the app (free for Android, iOS, and web) to access crowdsourced study guides, create, and customize intelligent digital flashcards (they remember what you stumble on and filter out concepts you’ve mastered), take practice tests, and collaborate with classmates--all while on the go.