Nelson has acquired Edusight technology assets, marking the publisher’s first purely digital acquisition.
The company says that Edusight’s technology adds to its growing ecosystem of online learning content and tools. Edusight‘s platform, available through web and mobile, includes a Classroom tool that let teachers keep track of notes, photos, and audio, and its Magic tool that allowed teachers to work with the data gleaned from the Classroom tool.
“We’re thrilled that Edusight’s analytics and digital portfolio product complements NELSON’s digital strategy,” said Garros Li, president and co-founder of Edusight. “This acquisition elegantly combines NELSON’s best-in-class educational content with our insightful and personalised visualisations of student learning.”
In February, BetaKit reported that Edusight was shutting down operations on June 30.
“Nelson continues to lead and drive change in our business and recognizes that acquisitions that complement our core business, and the searching out of innovative collaborations and partnerships are the pathway to solving the challenges that face education in Canada and abroad,” explained Steve Brown, Nelson president and CEO. “This exciting purchase enables us to help re-conceptualize the learning experience for both teachers and students, reinforcing our 100+ year connection to the Canadian classroom in a fresh and meaningful way.”