Riverdeep signs contract with US telecoms giant

23 Oct 2003

Irish e-learning company Riverdeep has signed a contract for an undisclosed sum with US telecoms giant Sprint to provide elementary, middle and high school students across America with online access to the school curriculum.

Under the Empowered Education Desktop programme, the telecom operator plans to deliver learning tools from several e-learning software players across its network in the US for the next three years.

Tier 1 network Sprint signed a major contract with the US educational authorities to deliver and implement e-learning services across US schools in 2002.

Under the deal Riverdeep will provide parts of its maths curriculum as well as reading tools and language structure technology. Riverdeep’s Teacher Universe Professional Development will also be made available to teachers across America through the Empowered Education Desktop.

“By adding services to the Empowered Education Desktop from these leading educational software developers and publishers, Sprint continues to demonstrate its commitment to creating solutions that improve student achievement, increase family involvement and help schools maximise their technology investments,” said Mike Werth, director of marketing for Sprint.

By John Kennedy