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World's First Solar Powered Interactive Whiteboard Brings 21st Century Learning to Rural African Students

Ecole Sinthiou Mbadane1 lies off the electric grid. Yet this rural Senegalese elementary school is providing students with a unique learning opportunity with the help of a groundbreaking solar-powered interactive whiteboard, part of CyberSmart's affordable solution to bring 21st century learning to even the poorest schools in the world. Read More »

Leading UK School Academy Federation Installs Wyse Cloud Computing Solutions

Wyse Technology announced that the Priory Federation, one of the largest academy federations in England, will be transforming classroom information technologies in its schools with a desktop visualisation solution based on Wyse thin client technology. Read More »

Saudi University Selects SunGard Higher Education

The Northern Borders University (NBU) in Saudi Arabia has selected SunGard Higher Education to support its mission for quality higher education in the remote areas of Arar, Rafha and Turayf in the Kingdom. This is one in a series of initiatives planned to help ensure that students from these areas can obtain quality higher education without having to migrate to the major cities in the Kingdom. Read More »

Safety in Schools Brings Free Workplace Safety Courses To Alberta's High School Students

ComplyWorks, Industry Spotlight Canada and Gemini Performance Solutions are pleased to announce that they have partnered to provide workplace safety courses to Alberta high school students free of charge through a new program, Safety in Schools. Read More »

Research Libraries UK Selects EBSCO Discovery Service

A new agreement between Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) means RLUK will facilitate the cost-effective provision of the EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to its members. RLUK is a consortium of 29 of the largest research organizations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including the three UK national libraries. Read More »

Qatar Foundation Establishes $500,000 WISE Prize for Education

The first $500,000 WISE Prize for Education will be awarded at the 2011 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in November 2011, recognizing individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to education. The establishment of the WISE Prize for Education was one of the outcomes of the WISE 2010 Summit, held in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 7-9. Read More »

Pearson Awards International Youth Fellowships for Social Innovation

The Pearson Foundation today announced the first winners of the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation, awarded to the most outstanding social entrepreneurship projects developed by graduates of TakingITGlobal’s Sprout e-course. Read More »

Countries Bridge Digital Divide with New Ultra Low Cost Computer

Userful Corporation, the global leader in Linux desktop virtualization, today released Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011™. The software turns 1 PC into 11, enabling up to 11 students to use different applications at the same time from one host computer. Each student is equipped with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Read More »

Juta and Scholastic Join Forces in South Africa

Juta and Company, South Africa's longest standing book publisher and retailer, has announced that effective January 2011, it will be the exclusive distributor of Scholastic children's books and educational materials in the trade and school markets in South Africa. Read More »

Capstone Donates $5 Million in Books to Books for Africa

Capstone, the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is donating 300,000 overstock books to Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent. The donation is valued at more than $5 million. Read More »