New Corporation’s Education Division today launched Amplify, a new business dedicated to reimagining K-12 education by creating digital products and services that empower students, teachers and parents in new ways, said Joel Klein, an executive vice president at News Corp.
“It is our aim to amplify the power of digital innovation to transform teaching and learning and to help schools deliver fundamentally better experiences and results,” said Joel Klein, CEO of Amplify. “Amplify will introduce new products in a thoughtful way, so that technology can finally live up to its promise to advance learning and augment teaching for students, teachers and parents everywhere. A prosperous economy and an equitable society require that all young people have the chance to succeed and excel, and we’re excited about the potential of our products to help achieve that goal.”
“Together, we plan to bring to market a 4G mobile tablet-based experience that we believe will significantly enhance teaching and learning for grades K-12,” said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility. “We share Amplify’s commitment to education because we believe it is one of the most important things we can do for our company, our communities and our country.”
Amplify and AT&T will begin to introduce these new curriculum and platform products through pilots in U.S. schools across the country over the course of the 2012-2013 school year. During this pilot phase, AT&T will provide 4G tablets, device management and technical services, and connectivity over the AT&T Wi-Fi network and AT&T 4G network, which is the nation’s largest.
In addition, Amplify announced the launch of www.amplify.com, a unique new digital forum dedicated to meaningful conversations about teaching and learning. Amplify.com spotlights innovative people and ideas, hosts discussions on the latest topics in education and technology, and aggregates outstanding content on critical issues in education from across the Web.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done over the past 18 months to make today’s launch possible,” said Klein. “Now I look forward to our next phase – to introducing our game-changing products and ushering in a new age of teaching and learning in K-12 education. I hope you’ll stay tuned to www.amplify.com as we reveal more details about our products, pilots and partners over the next several months.”
Learn more about Amplify at amplify.com.