Portsmouth, NH and Boston – Education technology pioneer Trunity Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB:TNTY) today announced its agreement to partner with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) (HMH) to offer select HMH digital content via the Trunity Knowledge Exchange to Pre-K-12 schools, as well as to government agencies and entities responsible for the selection or purchase of educational materials.As one of the world’s leading providers of research-based, technology-enabled education content and solutions, HMH will seek to leverage the robust scalability, rich multi-media, mobile capabilities, and intuitive cloud-based functionality of the Trunity eLearning Platform to provide increased access to its educational content in high growth international markets. Both companies intend this partnership to provide an enriching educational experience for both students and teachers anywhere, anytime and on any connected device.
The transformative Trunity eLearning Platform will integrate HMH’s quality content to provide a vibrant, interactive learning vehicle capable of delivering modular, customizable, real-time socially collaborative learning solutions through the cloud. Utilizing Trunity’s powerful content management capabilities, educational content can be organized to address almost any curriculum while incorporating a variety of rich, dynamic media, such as videos, animations and interactive lessons. Through the Trunity Knowledge Exchange, users can easily search a repository of content and titles from multiple sources to create personalized and highly interactive learning experiences within a single platform. Moreover, students on the platform are able to collaborate in an engaging, social learning environment, while administrators and educators are able to effectively gauge the level of each student’s interaction.
“Because we share HMH’s commitment to providing learning solutions that represent the best our industry can offer, we are looking forward to working closely with them to combine and optimize our respective strengths and resources to make learning more dynamic, engaging and effective,” noted Dr. Arol Buntzman, Trunity Chairman and CEO. “To that end, we are particularly excited about ongoing opportunities to distribute HMH’s ‘Trunitized’ educational content through our platform to educational systems internationally, where we have successfully established or are working to establish partnerships with national governmental leaders and education ministries.”
“Education has a powerful role to play in overcoming the barriers facing many developing nations,” added Tim Cannon, Executive Vice President, Alliances and Services at HMH. “Given the robust and scalable architecture of the Trunity eLearning Platform, coupled with its innovative sharing and content management capabilities, our new strategic alliance with Trunity will greatly complement our digital growth in key international markets while enhancing our abilities to reach and empower lifelong learners around the world with our proven education content.”
The Companies will be co-exhibiting at BETT 2014 beginning tomorrow, January 22 and continuing through Friday, January 24. Taking place at the ExCel London international exhibition and conference center in London, BETT is the world’s leading event for learning technology, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Since its inception in 1985, it has been the platform for technological innovation in education, both in the UK and globally. BETT has evolved into the most well-attended education hub in the world and provides a meeting place for attendees to come together, inspire each other, discover the latest educational solutions and discuss the issues affecting the world’s education industry.
Trunity representatives will join the HMH team in its booth (#C330) to showcase HMH’s premium learning content through the Trunity eLearning Platform. Trunity will be demonstrating how educators, administrators, students and parents can access, manage, share and interact with select HMH content, including learning modules from Science Fusion for Grades 6-8, that has been published on its platform.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions and one of the longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.
About Trunity Holdings, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Trunity Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: TNTY) (“Trunity”) has developed a collaborative knowledge management, publishing and education delivery platform which provides an end-to-end solution for the rapidly growing eTextbook, eLearning and enterprise training marketplaces. As a result of the platform’s innovative multi-tenant cloud-based architecture, Trunity allows content from multiple sources to be assembled into customized living digital textbooks and courseware and delivered with real-time updates directly to the student on any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. The content powered by Trunity is seamlessly integrated with learning management, social collaboration, standards alignment, real-time analytics and royalty-tracking functionality. Trunity currently hosts a growing global community of over 4,300 expert contributors made up of top scientists and educators, who create peer-reviewed educational content. The Company’s clients include leading colleges, universities, K-12 schools, corporate enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Trunity has operations in North America and Ukraine. For more information, visit http://www.trunity.com/.
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