Sylogist Technology Keeps At-Risk Students in School


    EDMONTON and CALGARY, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Sylogist Ltd., ("SYZ" - TSX Venture
Exchange) an Alberta tech firm developing municipal and K-12 education
software solutions has today announced their participation in a solution to a
problem plaguing school divisions across the country - keeping students in
    Piloted in January 2007, the Mentor-Connector program partnered 60
at-risk Grade 9 students from the Niagara Catholic District School Board in
Ontario with 30 volunteer teacher-in-training mentors from Brock and Niagara
Universities. Built on Sylogist's award-winning education portal solution -
Eduport, the program is an on-line portal where students can chat with their
mentors, post assignments, and ask for extra help.
    Vincent Rinaldo, one of the designers of the study, will be presenting
the results of the pilot at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher
Education Conference in February 2008. "The program was originally designed
with adult goals and preferences," said Rinaldo, "but the kids have shown us
by their more frequent use of the chat rooms that this is what they prefer -
live chat in real time."
    The opportunity to participate in this project has kept students engaged
and in school. Those involved in administering the study expect that results
will show a correlation between increased frequency of on-line participation
and increased grades, along with a decrease in student absences and
    In January 2008, another 60 students and 30 mentors will be added to the
program, doubling the number of children who can benefit from this technology.
    One of the features of the Mentor-Connector program is that the manual
and methods are replicable in any school division that has this type of
software. "Sylogist is happy to bring our technology expertise to this
initiative," said Werner Biegler, President and CEO of Sylogist Ltd. "The
opportunity to provide the extra help that students need, cost effectively and
in a manner that appeals to them is something that we are proud to be
associated with."

    About Sylogist

    Sylogist provides enterprise information management and collaboration
solutions to local government, education and private sector customers.
Solutions are deployed through client, web-based and mobile systems. Sylogist
Local Government Solutions provide an integrated suite of business
applications to municipalities that serve their needs for revenue, finance and
operations management capabilities. Sylogist Education Solutions provides
financial, student information and collaborative web-site management systems
for the K-12 market. Our industry leading collaboration web solutions enhance
teacher, parent and student on-line collaboration driving improved student

    The Company's stock is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol SYZ. Information about Sylogist can be found at

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For further information:

For further information: Werner Biegler, President and CEO, Sylogist
Ltd., (780) 489-5756

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