N2N Services, Worldwide Center for Mathematics, 30hands, Angel Ed. Inc. Introduce New Products at LearnLaunch / MIT Sloan.Ed Ed Tech Conference

Fri Feb 1, 2013 11:28am EST

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Playrific Announces Flink Learning Partnership, BoomWriter Media Recaps This
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Ed Tech companies 30hands, Angel Ed Inc., N2N Services and The Worldwide Center
for Mathematics each announced new products and services at today`s "Across
Boundaries: Innovation & The Future of Education" conference co-sponsored by MIT
Sloan.Ed and LearnLaunch, a non-profit organization driving the growth of
learning and education technology companies and the New England ed tech business

Playrific`s partnership with Flink Learning was also announced today at the
Conference, and BoomWriter Media recapped details of its new Technology Heroes
Program for attendees. 

30hands released the beta edition of its mobile app
(http://www.ipresentonline.com/) that allows students and teachers to easily
create stories or presentations based on photos, images or slides using a smart
phone or tablet. 

N2N Services announces the eNtourage product suite for Higher Education,
comprised of several Mobile Applications that transform Inquiry Management,
Admissions Applicant Management, Student Registration and Alumni Management. The
eNtourage product suite supports the entire Student Lifecycle (Recruitment,
Retention, Progression and Graduation) on a mobile device, and includes
out-of-the-box integrations with popular LMS and Student Information Systems. 

The Worldwide Center of Mathematics, creators of affordable digital textbooks in
the math and computer science fields, today announced the formal release of its
first fully open digital textbook. A Term of Commutative Algebra by Allan Altman
and Steve Kleiman is available in digital and print format; the digital version
is available to students free of charge, and the book has been adopted at MIT
for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

Playrific is pleased to announce a new partnership with Flink learning, which
will enable the company to add over 3,000 digital learning activities to its
current mix of educational and entertaining content offered to kids 10-and-under
via web, iOS and Android apps. The new Flink content that Playrific will be
incorporating into its platform includes e-Books, electronic worksheets and
instructional games for reading, math, spelling, phonics, writing, science and
social studies. Playrific expects the partnership to help accelerate the growth
of both companies. The Playrific iOS app has been downloaded over 20,000 times
since its release in November 2012. 

Angel Ed Inc. unveiled a new platform to address the challenges of education
funding and debt by allowing donors to invest in individual students,
industries, or cities, take a meaningful role in shaping the future. 

BoomWriter Media provided attendees with details of its Technology Heroes
Program, which it announced earlier this week will go into pilot with several
public school districts in Massachusetts. Leveraging the company`s proprietary
Web-based publishing platform, the program lets students collaborate with
classmates to create stories in a competitive environment. Pebbles of "Pebbles'
Reading Rockstars" and Hot 96.9 Boston FM Radio will kick-off book writing
competitions by authoring the first chapter to prompt and inspire students to
collaboratively author subsequent chapters. BoomWriter, with generous support of
corporate partners, will publish finished stories in books. 

"The new products and services introduced today reflect the growing momentum and
migration to digital learning modes, new conceptual thinking to pressing
educational challenges, and the innovation and leadership in education and ed
tech with which Boston and New England have long been synonymous," concluded
Marissa Lowman, Executive Director of LearnLaunch. 

Supporting Resources: 

www.LearnLaunch.org (organization, conference, speaker bios, etc.)

Marissa Lowman, 617-651-1631
Pelorus Communications
Maureen MacGregor, 978-473-1016

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