LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In today’s technologically advanced learning environment, there are a plethora of tools and digital content resources available for educator and pupil consumption. Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and Edmodo, the world’s leading primary and secondary social learning platform, today announced a partnership to integrate educational content into the Edmodo platform with the aim to improve learning outcomes.
Now available on Edmodo, Oxford’s world best-seller, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is indexed so word searches are auto-populated with corresponding definitions. A new addition to Edmodo, teachers and pupils can work more effectively to improve their vocabulary and expand their knowledge base, along with more than 100 million people who have used the OALD in one of its various formats to improve their teaching and learning of English.
“Access to high-caliber educational materials is crucial for pupils’ learning and future success,” said Peter Marshall, Managing Director, English Language Teaching Division at Oxford University Press. “Using the OALD, they will gain a better understanding of language and will develop the rich vocabulary they need to become effective communicators. We’re excited to work with Edmodo on this initiative and upcoming content implementations that will extend the reach of our educational materials to more teachers and pupils around the world.”
“Content discovery is an integral part of our platform and an area where we see tremendous opportunity for growth and engagement,” said Andreas Quandt, Vice President of Product at Edmodo. “Our focus is empowering teachers with tools that will help them advance learning, such as the OALD. We look forward to further collaboration on content that drives impactful learning.”
Edmodo and Oxford 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Riley email@example.com.
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 Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press, with a wide global reach. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has a presence in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.