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Distributors operating in the educational/ instructional resources sector are requested by a Cypriot learning design company.

Country of origin:
Country: 
CYPRUS
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOCY20180108001
Published
08/01/2018
Last update
18/02/2019
Expiration date
18/08/2019

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Education software
Other software publishing
Primary education
Technical and vocational secondary education
Other education n.e.c.
Educational support activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Cypriot learning design consultancy, which specializes in educational technology and computer science education, is seeking partners under the framework of distribution service agreements. Potential distributors should sell the Cypriot company's digital education product to their clients in the global education market. The product is an internationally recognized online learning solution for the development and assessment of computing and 21st century skills in primary / elementary education.

Description

Description: 

The Cypriot company, which was established in 1990, is a pioneering learning design consultancy. It specialises in research and development of education technology and digital instructional content for kindergarten to grade 12 education. In parallel, the company conducts teacher professional development courses for 21st century learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) integration while running ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Computer Science after-school courses for local primary and secondary school students.

The company's product offered is a comprehensive online learning solution for teaching and assessing computing, digital citizenship, and 21st-century skills in primary/elementary education (grades 1 to 6). Each lesson is fully planned and supported by an end-to-end package of digital instructional content including detailed activity plans, illustrated presentations, student exercises, gamification guides, and formative assessments. In parallel, the digital learning and sharing platform enables the 21st century digital classroom with features including student digital portfolios, real-time project assignments and feedback, learning analytics, interactive assessments, performance benchmarking, and customised lesson planning.

The solution is scientifically designed to integrate a modern rigorous computing syllabus mix of algorithms, coding, computational thinking, ICT applications, information analysis and evaluation, online safety, privacy, searching the Internet, and digital storytelling, with social-emotional learning (SEL), creativity, communication, critical-thinking, collaboration (4Cs), leadership, accountability, civic literacy, and global awareness skills (21st century skills). The syllabus is fully aligned with major international curricula and standards including the UK National Primary Computing Curriculum, Cambridge ICT Starters (endorsed), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards 2016, and the partnership for 21st century learning (P21) framework.

The company's solution practices a learner-centred and personalisation approach by prompting students to make their own choices. Its lessons follow an integrated model of inquiry with project-based learning in real-word scenarios.

The company is unique in its kind with deep 21st Century skills integration to the curriculum and the first to assess not only cognitive skills (computing) but also conative skills including self-awareness, handling conflict, interpreting situations, and effective communication.

The Cypriot company is looking for established educational distributing or reselling companies from abroad, which are currently active (or seeking to be active) in the instructional materials sector, in order to cooperate within the frame of distribution services agreements (exclusive or non-exclusive). The potential partners are expected to resell the Cypriot company's digital education product directly to their customer base, either in the global international schools market or/and the public or private schools market in English speaking countries.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has an experience of almost 30 years in educational research, education technology, field of teaching, and digital skills acquisition. It has actively participated in large scale European projects and it is a recognised innovation company by relevant national/ European organisations. The company is also a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Organisation (MIE). The company's product was endorsed by the Cambridge international examinations for Cambridge ICT starters qualifications and was analysed as a best practice in “creative and innovative good practices in compulsory education Europe” by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC/IPTS). It is also endorsed by the Cyprus Digital Champion and acknowledged by the Cyprus Ministry of education. The company's product is the first comprehensive digital instructional solution with end-to-end support in all stages: teacher preparation, lesson delivery, and assessment; thus eradicating the required teacher effort and confusion (caused by the proliferation of tools). The company's digital education product has followed a rigorous validation approach through pilots and transfer of innovation projects in a variety of schools and countries. It has an established customer-base in Cyprus with 15 implementations in private schools (1300 students) and a growing customer-base of private international schools (2000 students) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Potential partners should be established educational distributing companies, ideally with experience in the instructional resources sector (digital or textbooks), with an in-house sales team, and a solid client base (or market share) of primary/elementary schools in their operating area/region. Distribution services agreements can be exclusive or non-exclusive.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500