GABORONE, Botswana — HP and Integrated Technology Group (ITG) today announced plans to collaborate in the African market to offer cloud based eLearning solutions for education ministries and institutions to enable their students achieve better skills, applicable for the changing job market demands.
Today through globalization and ever increasing disruption caused by new technologies, effective education and education transformation are needed more than ever for countries around the globe to increase their economic competiveness and enable their citizens have a better quality of life. Modernizing today’s curricula and leveraging adaptive learning system are imperative to empower students with 21st century skills. This is especially true in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) so that graduates are better able to contribute to their country’s economy either as employees or as new entrepreneurs.
Through the advances in cloud technology, the availability of higher capacity broadband networks, and more powerful mobile devices, HP and ITG will leverage their unique advanced education offering to provide 21st century eLearning, EMIS, and administration solutions to education institutions and ministries in a cost effective way extending across urban and rural environments.
Furthermore, HP has pro-actively established initiatives and collaboration programs to bring private sector know-how to education institutions to help them bridge the skills gap between education and job market demands. These HP social innovation activities include the HP Institute program for training students in IT from web connected devices up to the Cloud, as well as HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) to equip students and young entrepreneurs with best-in-class business skills to start their own business venture.
“In leveraging cloud solutions, ministries and education institutions will be able to provide technology enhanced education more cheaply while benefiting from the advanced cloud based solutions for improving students learning outcomes, easier administration, and near-realtime visibility on student progress and intuition performance at a national level” says Edwin Callen, Managing Director,HP Botswana , “we are very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with ITG. Through ITG’s comprehensive integrated suite of Education cloud solutions we can provide an even broader holistic approach in helping ministries define and execute their transformation program for accelerating the quality and reach of education“.
The essence of this partnership is that HP will incorporate ITG’s EduWave education solution suite into HP’s Education Cloud offering. “ITG aspires to make educational available to learners around the world, in whatever ways that makes that most accessible, useful, and affordable. As more and more people are using cloud platforms, it makes sense for ITG to partner with HP to provide services customized for that user experience. HP understands the education industry and they are an ideal partner for us. At the start we are rolling out the partnership in Botswana – and we hope to expand across the African continent in the near future. We are very happy to partner with HP on this project”, says Basel Qutaishat, Director Business Development, ITG.
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About Integrated Technology Group (ITG)
Integrated Technology Group is a leading IT company that was established in 1989. ITG’s flagship areas are:
– Education Solutions: EduWave® e-Learning & Education Management Platform; and e-Content Development through ITG’s specialized subsidiary JAID Productions.
– Government/Enterprise Solutions: Government Resource Planning – WaveGRP®; Enterprise Resource Planning – WaveERP®; and Document Management Solution – WaveDMS®.
More information and contact details can be found at http://www.itgsolutions.com