Digital technologies have transformed education and learning in four key areas: access to a wide range of learning resources which can be located and downloaded over the internet; provision of digital support tools in physical classrooms, for example electronic whiteboards; e-learning services which enable interactive distance-learning; and more recently, the creation of complete 'virtual' classrooms.
Pearson, the international education and information company, has bought Wall Street English, China's leading provider of premium English language training to adults, for $145m in cash.
Michelle Wong, 16 April 2009
Google is preparing to launch Google Translation Center, a new translation tool for freelance and professional translators. The new service has broad implications for the translation industry, which is still very fragmented and technologically un-sophisticated.
02 September 2008
Guardian News & Media is expanding its US presence with the acquisition of ContentNext Media, the B2B media company which covers digital media, the entertainment and technology sectors, and publishes the online service paidContent.org. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
15 July 2008
The Walt Disney Company's Asian subsidiary The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd. has increased its strategic investment in UTV, India's only integrated media and entertainment company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. With this investment, Disney will be...
11 June 2008
The London-based Private Equity firm Vitruvian Partners is buying Tinopolis, one of the United Kingdom's leading independent media companies, with around 2,500 hours of drama, factual, sports and children's programming produced each year for more than 200 broadcasters worldwide, for about £45m.
12 May 2008