As the popularity of e-learning is increasing by the day, many companies around the world are trying to help out the online learning sector in any way possible. Just recently, Intel announced that they have acquired Kno, a company that provides a platform for e-textbooks and software for education.
According to Intel, this acquisition will aid a planned effort by Intel Education to build an environment or network of hardware, digital and software content, which is especially designed to aid students in the learning process while also providing tools to educators to efficiently incorporate technology into day to day classrooms.
The vice president sales and marketing group, at Intel Corporation John Galvin said “The acquisition boosts Intel’s global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform provides administrators and teachers with the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning content and assessments … We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success.” (Source: goo.gl/2mwwhQ)
Kno also provides a platform for educators and administrators, with tools to manage, allocate and supervise, the initiative taken for digital learning. John Galvin also added that Intel is keen to combine their existing expertise with the rich content Kno has to offer. According to them, this will assist teachers to construct an environment like a classroom and also add a personal touch to learning experiences so that students can succeed.
The apps that Kno provides are accessible to many operating systems like Android, iPad, Windows 7 & 8. The e-books they offer also help teachers, share information, gauge the progress made by students, and get more involved in its content. Intel adds that the e-books will remain the same but will only become ‘smarter’. Also, the e-books will improve in quality as the entire Kno team, excepting the CEO, will be joining Intel. It has also been heard that Intel, the world’s biggest ‘chipmaker’ will mostly work on hardware but nothing has been confirmed yet.
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