Swivl Named a “Cool Vendor” in Education by Gartner

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Swivl and other vendors selected for this “Cool Vendor” report have demonstrated innovation, impact and intrigue in the education space.

Swivl, edtech video pioneer and creator of the Swivl Robot, today announced it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the “Cool Vendors in Education, 2015” report by Gartner, Inc.*

Swivl is a complete video learning and collaboration platform that utilizes technology already in the classrooms of educators. The Swivl Robot puts teachers personally in control of capturing instruction with its tracking capabilities, improving productivity and effectiveness. Teachers can quickly and easily share their learning content through Swivl Cloud to flip or blend instruction, promote peer-to-peer collaboration and advance their technique through self-reflection.

“We consider Gartner’s recognition of Swivl as a “Cool Vendor” an important validator of the company’s rising position in the education technology industry,” said Swivl Co-founder and CEO, Brian Lamb. “We are pleased by the growing awareness and adoption rates of Swivl’s solutions in K-20 institutions around the country and worldwide, and we value the support of our passionate user base.”

Gartner’s report, which considers the effects of the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things on the boundaries between physical and digital, highlights companies producing increasingly consumerized solutions for the education community. Gartner says Swivl and the other companies named “have been innovative in bringing digital productivity tools directly to teachers, researchers, and even parents and children.”

Swivl aims to make video a more accessible and practical tool for all, to connect every classroom and office in the world with video-based solutions that improve learning, collaboration and performance. Swivl currently impacts the lives of students and educators in more than 6,000 K-12 institutions and over 800 universities around the world. As it’s awareness within the education community continues to grow, the company next plans to expand and further develop awareness for learning applications in enterprise.

The complete Cool Vendors report is available here: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3028125/cool-vendors-education-

To get more information about Swivl’s solutions and learn how they can be implemented in your institution, visit http://www.swivl.com.

About Swivl
Founded in 2010, Swivl, Inc. is a fast-growing software and robotics company pioneering innovation across the video and learning technology landscapes. The fast-paced, results-driven team behind Swivl has designed and developed an award-winning suite of products that includes a robotic video accessory, mobile application, telepresence solution and cloud service for creating and managing enriched video content.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner “Cool Vendors in Education, 2015” by Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Monica Basso, Glenda Morgan, Kelly J. Calhoun, April 2015.

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