A network of educational sites and practical online learning tools, StudyMode helps students to share and review study materials such as flashcards, research papers, and book notes. They also provide access to an easy citation generator. As technology continues to evolve and devices change, the company’s mission is to advance today’s learning environment and challenge it to new heights by allowing students to customize the way they learn online. Whichever device students wish to bring to the classroom, home or the library, StudyMode will be there and be relevant. Think of it as a “companion to a school’s curriculum” — the tool attempts to “equalize” every student’s learning experience and assists them outside the classroom as well. Using the network, students can access practical and credible information. StudyMode is self-funded and its network serves more than 2 billion pages per year to students all over the world, with over 1,495 days of research done each day on the site, according to the company. Within the last year, the site has grown from 4 million to 7 million users, with 57% regular or returning visitors. According to a company spokesperson, their sales are up over 4000% over the last six years and profits are up over 4500%. Must be a reason. Learn more at www.studymode.com
Studymode is hands down a blatant cheat site used by students. I’m shocked to see it make Edtech Digests list of Cool Tools because it is most certainly NOT COOL. At its core it sells other students’ papers so that kids can turn it in as their own. They have been on out acquiring several other blatant paper mills like http://oppapers.com (other people’s papers) and fratfiles.com showing their true intent.
You write “the tool attempts to ‘equalize’ every student’s learning experience and assists them outside the classroom.” — it unfairly equalizes the classroom by letting poor performing and unethical students buy papers to become equal to hard working students that are doing their own work.