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Rosetta Stone® Classroom Honored with USDLA Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming

Award Underscores Importance and Prevalence of

Distance Learning and E-Learning in the United States


ARLINGTON, VA (May 12, 2010)Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that Rosetta Stone Classroom Version 3 has received a 2010 United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) silver award in the Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming category. The USDLA awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance-learning programs.  Distance learning and e-learning are growing on both the university and secondary levels in the U.S.  According to the USDLA, there are more than 3.5 million college students taking online courses or earning online college degrees, as well as more than 700,000 high school students taking online courses in the U.S. 


“With an increased demand for distance learning and e-learning in the U.S., Rosetta Stone is committed to providing educators and students with the tools they need to learn a language no matter their location,” said Pete Rumpel, vice president of institutional sales and marketing at Rosetta Stone. “We’re proud to be recognized by the USDLA for our accomplishments in distance learning and transforming the education industry.”


Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, including advanced speech-recognition software, Rosetta Stone Classroom allows students to learn at their own pace without a bricks-and-mortar classroom environment.  The interactive solution is used in more than 15,000 K-12 blended-learning programs and hundreds of universities throughout the U.S.  From foreign-language to English-as-a-Second-Language programs, Rosetta Stone Classroom provides students with an engaging, interactive technology while equipping teachers with in-depth tools for administrators to track and measure student success. 


USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987 as the nation’s leading distance-learning organization.  The USDLA Awards were created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance-learning instructors, programs and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended-learning delivery technologies.  


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About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations, and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit®. 



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