LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To encourage effective instruction and deeper student learning, Edmodo, the world’s leading primary and secondary social learning platform, and Cambridge University Press, the publishing business of the University of Cambridge and the World’s oldest publisher, today 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.”
Edmodo and Cambridge executives will be available for press discussions at BETT in London taking place on January 21-24. For additional information or to arrange a conversation, please contact Mariana Kosturos at email@example.com or Adam Tuckwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmodo’s mission is to connect all learners with the people and resources they need to reach their full potential. On Edmodo, teachers are at the center of a dynamic and engaging network that connects them to pupils, administrators and parents, and surfaces the world’s best resources and formative assessment tools that contribute to better learning outcomes. Founded in 2008 and used by more than 300,000 schools worldwide, Edmodo was designed to protect the privacy and security of students and teachers by providing a closed, private platform in which they can collaborate, share content, and leverage educational apps to augment in-classroom learning. These powerful capabilities enable teachers to personalise learning for every student. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.
Learn more at www.edmodo.com
About Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.
A pioneer in its field, the Press is committed to supporting innovation in learning and teaching. It publishes without boundaries, ensuring its resources are accessible across the globe, in print, online and other digital formats.
Playing a leading role in today's global market place, the Press has over 50 offices around the globe, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. It publishes 50,000 authors based in over 100 different countries.
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