You might not know about Softlink if you are living in North America, but the company is a big deal in Australia. The company does a ton of business with Overdrive to facilitate digital content and content distribution systems for libraries, schools, and intuitions. Softlink announced today that it has developed a new cloud based ebook system specifically designed for primary schools.
Softlink Chief Operating Officer, Mr Nathan Godfrey, said, “The new solution, which will be fully-hosted and supported, has been engineered to engage student learning through anywhere, anytime access to digital resources.” He went to say the new system “Provides primary schools with an interactive picture interface for young students and a single platform to manage all learning resources, without further overheads on teaching staff.”
“Today’s students were born into the digital age. eResources, applications, and devices are dominant influences in their life. It makes sense that students want to learn through the technologies they use every day, outside the school, and at home.”
There is no date on when the cloud system will launch, what titles are included, how much schools have to pay, if the system will support EPUB3, and how schools can buy into the platform.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.