Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
A new suite of solutions under development by two global companies Microsoft and Promethean will provide a new collaborative classroom-based learning environment. Working together the two companies will develop a suite of Windows 8 and Windows RT applications giving educators the ability to use collaborative, interactive and real-time assessment technology to personalize learning.
“The prolific deployment of 1:1 devices and the increasing interest in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) may have the potential to change how teaching and learning happens, but too often these technologies are sent to the classroom without being connected to learning. Promethean’s work with Microsoft will give educators the ability to use the latest technological innovations to help change teaching and learning in all environments by engaging students and increasing their activity through whole class instruction, group collaboration and individualized learning,” said Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean.
"We're excited to support student learning with Promethean’s commitment to continue building on the Microsoft technology platform," said Anthony Salcito, Vice President of WW Education at Microsoft Corp. "Promethean is an important partner and supports our focus to have a positive impact on student learning and our education vision of anytime anywhere learning for all.”
Under the agreement the two companies plan to:
Microsoft and Promethean will work together to support global implementation of ATC21S. This research project proposes ways of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting of these skills in the classroom. The two companies will provide the project with collaborative and real-time assessment software, pedagogy and technology. Additionally, Promethean’s classroom technology and software will be used to support the worldwide Microsoft Mentor School Tour.
Microsoft will offer expertise and support for Windows 8 and Windows RT development for the Promethean ActivTable and real time assessment software ActivEngage.
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Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a global education company. We create, develop, supply and support interactive education and training solutions for schools, businesses and governments. Our products and services are raising learning standards, revolutionizing the way people learn and collaborate, making them more engaged, empowered and successful and thereby unleashing human potential. Headquartered in the UK, Promethean World Plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information follow @ActivNews or visit http://www.PrometheanWorld.com.
Jodie Pozo-Olano, Head of Global PR, Promethean
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