NetDragon Websoft Holdings has announced that its educational subsidiary Elernity has signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with Encyclopaedia Britannica at the Digital Maritime Silk Road Sub-forum of the 2nd Digital China Summit.
Under the agreement, both parties will fully integrate their respective advantages in areas including education resources, Internet technologies, solutions and branding, as well as expand efforts in the field of "Internet + Education" to promote digital learning development worldwide.
Nenad Popovic, Minister without Portfolio of Serbia in charge of Innovations and Technological Development, Dr. Xiong Li, CEO of NetDragon, Chen Changjie, Vice President of NetDragon, Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO of Encyclopaedia Britannica and Sal De Spirito, Senior Vice President of Encyclopaedia Britannica attended the signing ceremony.
Involved in building internet communities, NetDragon has actively responded to the national policy on the Belt and Road Initiative in recent years, accelerating education development continuously through the "Internet + Education" model to promote digital education worldwide. With over 100 million registered users, NetDragon's educational products currently cover more than 1.3 million classrooms in 192 countries, making it one of the world's largest K12 education community networks and ecosystems.
Encyclopaedia Britannica plans to assist Elernity in promoting virtual laboratory in regions outside of China, in order to stimulate future construction and development of virutal laboratories. Elernity's virtual laboratory is an open and free platform for experiment simulations. It integrates experiment resources of K12 physics, chemistry, and biology subjects, to meet teaching and learning needs in experiments for both teachers and students.
The laboratory also provides voice and text reminders, so as to guide students to complete experiments independently. When there are non-standard procedures, the system seeks to give users an authentic and immersive experience through its simulation engine.
Meanwhile, the two parties will also be cooperating on digital interactive courses for preschool education, further expanding efforts in the field of "Internet + Education" to promote digital learning development worldwide.
First published in eGov Innovation