ETS Acquires Edusoft Ltd., Computer-based Learning Firm
06 Sep, 2011, 10:14 ET
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS®), the world's leading educational assessment and research organization, has acquired Edusoft Ltd. (www.edusoftlearning.com), a developer of interactive English Language Learning solutions worldwide. Edusoft's solutions have been used since 1990 in classrooms, on computers and online in more than 30 countries and delivered in 25 languages.
Edusoft's flagship English Discoveries Online (EDO) product is the ELL product of choice by international universities, ministries of education, government agencies, corporations and individuals for acquiring English skills. It will operate as a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary.
"As providers of the most widely used and respected ELL assessments in the world, the TOEFL and TOEIC tests, we believe that we have a responsibility to help English Language learners improve their skills, whatever their level and independent of the stage they are at with respect to taking one of our assessments," says Dr. Phillip Tabbiner, ETS Senior Vice President for Business Innovation & Growth. "Edusoft will help us meet this mission."
"Edusoft has been a pioneer in introducing blended learning solutions, combining on-line learning tools with traditional classroom instruction to ensure maximum effectiveness," says Edusoft CEO, Mr. Rafi Moran. "This methodology is proven to be the most effective because it combines the social benefits of learning with others coupled with the tools to support an individual's specific needs."
In addition to delivering award-winning, personalized educational content via the Internet, the company offers courses on mobile devices, CD-ROM, flash drives and local intranets in markets where the broadband infrastructure is less developed.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org
Edusoft develops, customizes, and implements comprehensive English language learning solutions for a range of educational, government, and corporate sectors worldwide. With 20 years of expertise, Edusoft is a pioneer in delivering turnkey Blended Learning solutions and large-scale Distance Learning packages based on cutting-edge interactive technology and field-proven pedagogical approaches.
Edusoft offers General English courses ranging from absolute beginner through advanced levels as well as English for Specific Purposes and Teacher Training courses. The company's solutions include a wide range of services (Pedagogical, Training, Management, and Technical).
At the core of Edusoft's solutions is a scalable multimedia online learning platform, English Discoveries Online (EDO), which provides approximately 1,000 hours of learning content. EDO interactive courses are among a handful to be certified as SCORM compliant by Advanced Distributed Learning ("ADL").
Edusoft currently hosts a growing community of millions of students worldwide. Its solutions have been adopted by multiple prestigious universities and ministries of education across the globe.
For more information, visit www.edusoftlearning.com
CONTACT: Tom Ewing, 1-609-683-2803, [email protected]
SOURCE Educational Testing Service
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