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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 »

MindShare Learning in Partnership with Tech4Learning Sign Province-Wide Ontario Software Licensing Deal

MindShare Learning, a leading provider of EdTech strategy consulting partnered with San Diego based Tech4Learning Inc., to win a bid to provide 21st Century skill based creativity software to all Ontario public elementary schools. Read More »

Zeebo China To Bring Digital Interactive Education & Entertainment to Chinese Families

Zeebo China" described its plans to develop a 3G-connected education and entertainment system specifically for Chinese consumers. The Zeebo system will enable users to wirelessly purchase, download and view high-quality digital interactive educational and entertainment content and applications on their television sets. Read More »

Carnegie Learning Signs Deal with Qatar-Based Learning Centers

Educate Qatar, a Doha-based company establishing after school in-center and online tutoring programs for Qatari grade school, middle school, and high school students, will license Cognitive Tutor® software and Carnegie Learning® Math textbooks for learning programs throughout Qatar. Read More »

Education International and European Students’ Union Launch Toolkit for Student-centred Learning

Aimed at staff, students and higher education institutions, the toolkit offers advice on the principles and definition of the concept as well as its practical implementation by academics and institutions. Co-written by a team of experts from both EI and ESU, the tool is the result of an initial desk study entitled Student-Learning Learning: An Insight into Theory and Practice..... Read More »

Promethean Launch Recycling Campaign

Promethean is launching 'Give Every Child a Voice', a recycling campaign among Scottish schools to support the NSPCC's ChildLine, the 24 hours-a-day helpline for children and young people. Promethean is bringing together schools across Scotland to help raise funds for ChildLine by recycling old or unwanted mobile phones Read More »