EduTone Acquires Global Grid for Learning from Cambridge University Press
United Kingdom – 27/07/2011 – EduTone has acquired all of the shares of GGfL and the Press has taken a minority interest in EduTone.
EduTone intends to keep GGfL as a wholly-owned subsidiary, and to integrate its products and services with the award-winning EduTone Xchange Platform, enhancing its collection of third-party licensed digital education content, creating global and regional content marketplaces, to be marketed to schools through distribution partners globally.
GGfL will also represent EduTone in Europe, Middle East and Africa, complementing EduTone’s current presence in the United States and Australia.
The coming together of these two organisations will create a unique force in the education market,” said Robert Iskander, CEO of EduTone. “As the role of technology in schools continues to increase, we are pleased to be able to provide our partners and customers with one of the most comprehensive digital educational content collections in the world backed up by a first class integration platform. The passion displayed by both companies to create breakthrough, innovative services that meet the needs of schools is what will continue to drive our product suite forward and fuel our continued growth.
Stephen Bourne, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, said: “The Press is proud to have pioneered Global Grid for Learning and we believe that EduTone has the ideal technology base and management focus to accelerate and strengthen its presence in school markets around the world.”
Julian Mobbs will continue to serve as Managing Director of GGfL with Robert Iskander becoming the newly appointed Chairman.
Notes to Editors:
To request interviews, or for further information, please contact:
EduTone: Yanni Kalajakis
Tel: +1 866 901-8663 x9019
Cambridge University Press: Hannah Gregory, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1223 325544
Global Grid for Learning: Jason Skelton
Tel: +44 (0)1223 325823
EduTone provides the sustainable technology infrastructure schools need in order to deliver the 21st century teaching and learning environments their stakeholders require. Installed in thousands of schools around the world, the EduTone XchangeTM is a 2011 CODiE “Best K-12 Solution” award winning, Web 3.0 Platform-as-a-Service technology that enables on-demand, one-to-one services delivery in the Education Enterprise.
EduTone is a DBA of VIP Tone Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information, go to: www.EduTone.com
About Global Grid for Learning
Global Grid for Learning (GGfL) aims to connect teachers and students at all stages in education to single sources of digital multimedia content from multiple providers. Its mission is to become the leading digital content broker and supply network for education markets worldwide.
GGfL services provide a safe and reliable way for teachers and students to search, stream and download high quality and copyright-cleared learning resources from trusted content providers. Our growing library of over one million digital multimedia resources makes it easier for teachers to engage, motivate and inspire media savvy students.
Available online and through commonly used learning platforms, portals, and commonly used educational software, GGfL ensures teachers and students have seamless access to the digital content they need, when they need it for anywhere, anytime teaching and learning.
Global Grid for Learning is a wholly owned subsidiary of EduTone. For further information, go to:www.globalgridforlearning.com
About Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University’s objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.
Cambridge University Press publishes materials for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and International Baccalaureate materials, as well as for a number of national educational systems. It distributes books and electronic educational products to nearly every country in the world and has offices in 39 countries. For further information, go to: www.cambridge.org