EdTrIn, the publicly listed platform for online education (NSX: ETG), has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with Media Saints Innovation, the Australia-based provider of strategic consultancy, along with research and development (R&D) on innovative digital and technical solutions for e-learning content.
Media Saints, a leading digital consultancy focussed on serious games, e-learning, R&D and strategy, and EdTrIn have agreed to co-operate with a view to establishing a partnership agreement for the delivery of global e-learning systems. In particular, the two organisations have agreed to become partners in the delivery of:
â€¢ Education and training programs to customers in global markets
â€¢ Consultancy services to establish education and training infrastructures and logistics for EdTrInâ€™s customers in global markets
â€¢ Software infrastructures to help EdTrin and its partners develop e-learning content
Furthermore, Victoria-based Media Saints, which also trades as SOOBFT and Searcharoo Pty Ltd, has agreed to provide EdTrin with R&D and production services for serious games, interactive activities, along with underlying intelligent gamified systems.
Commenting on the agreement with Media Saints, EdTrInâ€™s CEO, Graeme Coomber, said: â€œAs a pioneer in the field of providing lifelong education and training services to global markets â€“ catering for the needs of learners, organisations and Governments – itâ€™s important for EdTrIn to be at the forefront of online learning technologies development.
â€œGamification is a key â€“ and growing – trend in this market. Media Saintsâ€™ experience and expertise should help EdTrIn establish its place at the head of this trend globally.â€
EdTrIn â€“ the name derives from a combination of â€˜Educationâ€™, â€˜Trainingâ€™ and â€˜Innovationâ€™ – is a delivery and marketing platform for demand side education, training and innovation development. Its solution has been designed to provide solutions for students, businesses and governments. The EdTrIn delivery platform is the only e-learning environment that has the capability to deliver blended learning solutions via the internet (PC, tablet or smartphone) and/or the digital broadcast TV media in any combination, facilitating both urban and rural coverage.
EdTrIn is run by a management team comprising senior former UNESCO executives, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and experienced education professionals who, between them, have built six online universities and have over 90 yearsâ€™ experience in delivering disruptive change in the industry.
About Media Saints Innovation
Media Saints is an award winning digital innovations studio based in Melbourne, Australia. The company consults on various corporate and Government projects to provide web design and development, mobile application development, eLearning solutions, video and animation production as well as games development.
The company has won recognition for its attention to detail and ability to solve problems in creative ways with a focus on new media developments and ways to supply user-friendly innovative solutions that are immersive and practical as well as scalable and secure.
Some awards received include winning the Best Commercial Serious Games Award at 2012 SimTec Aus/NZ, finalists at the IT/SEC global awards in Orlando, Florida in Dec 2012, Merit Award for Education at the iAwards in September 2013, eLearning excellence award in Melbourne in 2014 and finalists at the AsiaPac APICTA Awards in Hong Kong 2014.
Further information from:
Graeme Coomber, EdTrIn, +44 (0) 7971 900 650
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405