News from the http://www.elearningnews.net regarding Edmodo.
To encourage effective instruction and deeper student learning, Edmodo, the world’s most extensive e-learning platform for primary and secondary teachers and pupils, and Cambridge University Press, the publishing business of the University of Cambridge and the World’s oldest publisher, has announced a strategic partnership to bring premier educational content and technology to schools in the United Kingdom.
With changes to curriculum standards percolating across the globe, educators are being challenged to adapt while, at the same time, growing accustomed to a 21st century classroom environment. Through the partnership, teachers and pupils alike will benefit from a best-in-class solution that combines high-quality content and collaborative technology. A communication and resource-sharing platform designed for the classroom environment, Edmodo is used by more than 45 million educators, pupils and parents in over 190 countries. As the World’s oldest publisher, Cambridge University Press has a global reputation for creating high-quality, accessible, and inspirational learning resources. As partners, the Press will create and distribute standards-aligned content to educators via the Edmodo platform. The companies will work in partnership with teachers, departments and schools on implementation and product customisation.
The first stage of the partnership will focus on delivering a tailored solution to schools in England as part of a progressive rollout. Cambridge’s brand new content for the reformed linear GCSEs will be exclusively integrated with Edmodo’s formative assessment tool, Snapshot. Built directly into the Edmodo platform, Snapshot allows teachers to easily gauge, on a regular basis, student performance on educational standards. The GCSE content will cover the core subjects of Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Combined Science & Computing.
“Our mission is to connect learners with the people and resources they need to reach their full potential, and through this partnership, we’re making the highest caliber content accessible to our users to further their learning experience,” said Vibhu Mittal, Chief Executive Officer of Edmodo. “We are very excited to work with Cambridge on establishing a new quality standard for educational offerings in the British schools market.”
“The new UK schools curriculum will see a significant increase in the use of digital learning in UK classrooms so the appetite for high-quality resources and accessible digital tools will continue to grow,” said Peter Phillips, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press. “Edmodo’s platform is already used in hundreds of thousands of schools around the world and, by working together in partnership, we look forward to providing compelling digital learning experiences to millions of students here in the UK.”