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Companies partner to build next-gen digital products

By Laura Devaney
November 24th, 2015

Global publisher Macmillan Education partners with Blinklearning to help teachers, students access digital textbooks and other resources

digital-learningMacmillan Education, a global publisher of English Language Teaching and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, have announced a global partnership to produce digital educational resources.

Macmillan Education will expand its next-generation digital services by collaborating with Blinklearning, drawing on its technical expertise in delivering educational digital content.

These newly-enhanced products will present the highest quality content in easy to use formats and will allow Macmillan Education to create digital textbooks, teacher presentation kits, online workbooks and other classroom tools using the most innovative technology. The products will be available to students and teachers globally from November 2015.

“Macmillan Education is a name synonymous with high-quality publishing around the world and we continue to look for new ways to blend strong pedagogy with new technology”, said Penny Forsyth, Chief Digital Officer for Macmillan Education, “We’re confident that this partnership with Blinklearning will lead to exciting advances for our customers.”

“Blinklearning’s mission is to improve education quality through useful and accessible technology,” said Blinklearning Founder and CEO Gonzalo Baranda. “We’re excited to strengthen our operations with such a leading publisher as Macmillan Education and to reinforce our international expansion.”

Macmillan Education and Blinklearning have been working closely together since signing a content agreement in 2015. With this new deal, the companies are strengthening their partnership and working together to build a next-generation digital product with user experience at the forefront.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura