UAE: ITWORX Education, a global Dubai-based educational software solution provider, has formed a strategic global alliance with Microsoft to offer its e-learning solution EduShare as part of the Office 365 bundle to educational institutions. This move enables both educators and students to enjoy a better teaching and learning experience at low to no additional cost.
EduShare is ITWORX Education’s learning content management system supported by Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With its availability on Office 365, the scope of collaboration between students and teachers is widened and there is increased access to learning resources.
Commenting on the alliance, Hatem Sallam, CEO, ITWORX Education, said, “The partnership between ITWORX Education and Microsoft provides cloud ready, mobile education solutions to schools around the world. The main aim of bundling EduShare with Office 365 is to lower the barrier to technology adoption, by reducing the upfront investment for educational establishments in e-learning solutions. The changing needs of students and teachers alike need to be reflected in the classroom experience, and this is what we are attempting to create through such an innovative approach”.
As the education technology landscape is rapidly changing, using EduShare through Office 365 greatly simplifies the choice challenge for education leaders. The solution also enables districts and Ministries of Education around the world to avail accredited content across the board in a convenient and easy-to-use setting.
Sayed Hashish, Public Sector GM – Microsoft Middle East and Africa, said, “ITWorx Education is prominent in the region for building innovative solutions on the Microsoft platform, furthermore, they were named 2014 Worldwide Public Sector Partner of the Year for Education at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Improving Education is one of Microsoft’s key priorities in the region, and, through successful partnership with ITWorx Education, we serve the K-12 Education institutions’ needs. We are proud to see ITWorx Education business now expand globally with their latest offering, EduShare for Office 365, which will arm education organizations with solutions to increase productivity and learning outcomes.”
As more educational institutions adopt EduShare through Office 365, more opportunities will be provided for individuals in rural communities to access education on an open platform. Additionally, as all learning resources are live, it will be possible for teachers to upload, distribute, edit, review and track learning content as and when changes occur.
“ITWORX Education is a partner that shares Microsoft’s passion for making a difference in students’ lives. As our 2014 Worldwide Public Sector Education Partner of the Year, we are excited to have a Global Alliance Agreement which represents a strong plan for how our companies will work together. We are excited to continue our collaboration with ITWORX Education through this plan and embrace the opportunity to do even more in the months and years ahead,” commented Anthony Salcito, Microsoft Corporation, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector – Education.
“Microsoft has always believed in ITWORX Education’s solutions and we are confident this new agreement will yield high results and take us further along the path of a high standard of education for all”, concluded Mr. Sallam.
© Press Release 2014
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