Skoolbo, our global elearning company founded and led by Australian entrepreneur Shane Hill is proud to announce our new partnership with Century Innovative Technology Limited (CIT), a major Chinese educational player, to deliver award-winning co- branded learning platforms across China.
It has been a terrific few weeks for Skoolbo with this newly announced partnership with China’s CIT and also being awarded Best Game-based Curriculum Solution by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services.
Since launching in 2013, Skoolbo has been a runaway success, reaching over 200K classrooms, worldwide. Skoolbo has localised versions in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, India, Mexico and recently launched in Canada.
Shane Hill, who founded Mathletics and Skoolbo announced, “Our mission is to transform the educational outcomes of millions of children across the globe and in CIT and Poman Lo their CEO we have found our perfect partner. Our companies have the same mission to educate millions of children and have forged similar paths towards the same aim. The partnership brings together the complementary strengths of both companies – CIT has the number one rated TV show in China for young people as well as very strong relationships with many important players in both the public and private sectors in China. Skoolbo has proven in country after country that our learning platforms are loved by children, teachers and parents”
Poman Lo CEO and Founder of CIT said “I couldn’t be happier in partnering with Skoolbo. I have huge respect for Shane and his team who have shown they are world beaters. CIT and our award-winning brand ‘Bodhi and friends’ will be integrated into Skoolbo products as they roll out in China and other territories. CIT will drive forward distribution in China leveraging on our extensive network and channels. I am looking forward to bringing an amazing digital experience to Chinese Kindergartens which will help redefine learning and transform preschool education. Our music game app ‘Careok’ has been promoted by the Chinese Ministry of Education in schools across the whole of China. My dream to inspire young minds and nurture innovative leaders across the world has just taken a big step forward”.
Shane Hill said, “it’s been a terrific few weeks – signing our partnership with CIT, winning the equivalent of the educational Oscars in America, known as the CODIEs Award for best game based solution on the back of a fantastic two months in the US where we have seen over thirteen thousand new schools onboard Skoolbo. We are hoping for similar success in Canada where we launched last month with a localised version. Last but certainly not least I attended last week’s State of Origin to meet Class Brumbies and their parents from Gilgandra Public School who won our competition with Rotary & NSW Rugby League to attend the game as VIPs. The challenge saw classrooms across the Northwest of NSW answer 334,640 reading and maths questions and achieve a whopping 3,686 personal learning bests! Great going! This is what Skoolbo is all about – motivating children, having fun and dramatic improvement in learning”.
Photos: Top – Shane Hill, CEO and Founder Skoolbo and Poman Lo CEO and Founder CTI.
Right – Shane HIll with class teacher Rebecca Rogers from Gilgandra NSW, who won a trip with her class to The State of Origin
Below – Northwest NSW Challenge winners, Class Brumbies from Gilgandra Public School, at the State of Origin