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Microlearning Pioneer and Concussion Education Non-Profit announce a 44% proficiency gain in concussion reporting fluency with participating journalists

Burlington, MA, January 15, 2020 – Qstream, makers of workplace microlearning software that reinforces knowledge to improve proficiency and performance, today announced a 44% proficiency gain over the course of its year-long partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) Media Project. The CLF Media Project works to train journalism students across the country on how to report on concussions, with the goal of educating audiences about this critical public health issue. CLF partnered with Qstream’s best practice microlearning solution in late 2018 to train sports media professionals on evolving concussion information and guidelines to help them report accurately and with confidence.

To date, CLF has completed more than 20 Qstream microlearning programs with eight participating schools across the country as part of the CLF Media Project’s Concussion Reporting Workshop, leading to an average proficiency gain of 44%. Participating schools include Boston College, Boston University, Arizona State University, Full Sail University, West Virginia University, University of Missouri, Syracuse University, and Northwestern University.

“New concussion management guidelines have not reached every level of play, which is why there is such a great need for the CLF Media project as an educational tool,” said CLF co-founder and medical director Robert Cantu, M.D. “We’re proud that Qstream is helping us empower the media to educate hard-to-reach coaches, parents, and athletes through their accurate reporting on concussions.”

CLF’s program consists of a pre-challenge Qstream, an in-person Concussion Reporting Workshop, and a post-challenge Qstream to assess progression. CLF has been able to use Qstream to greatly increase proficiency among its journalism students:

  • Average Pre-Challenge Proficiency: 54%
  • Average Post-Challenge Proficiency: 78%
  • Average Proficiency Gain: 44%

“Qstream is proud that our successful partnership with CLF is providing outstanding and quantifiable knowledge retention on a subject matter that is nuanced and has real life and death implications,” said Qstream CEO, Rich Lanchantin. “The CLF Media Project results underscore our scientifically-backed approach to long-term knowledge retention and the success users can achieve with the Qstream microlearning solution.”

Qstream works by pushing regular, easily digestible must-have learning content through a mobile microlearning application that engages learners and doesn’t overwhelm them with irrelevant information or disrupt busy work schedules. Knowledge reinforcement that is contextual to the learner, and repeated over time until mastered, is key to improved long term knowledge retention. By delivering highly relevant content in a way the brain works helps make learning stick so employees can effectively apply what they’ve learned at the moment of truth in any situation.

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