Learning Experiences & Educational Content Delivered Wirelessly to Console


tvtextbookA new selection of interactive academic content for the children within the household will be heading to a television set near you.

AT&T has formed an agreement with TVTextbook to supply connectivity via mobile broadband to TVTextbook’s eLearning linked device portfolio. TVTextbook (TVT) provides K-12 curriculum that is of high quality and is distributed via a learning console attached to the TV. Only TVTextbook leverages simple TV – a product present in almost all households in the United States – to assist school areas in delivering an electronic education to every one of their students. AT&T’s connectivity will provide a smooth, wireless connection between home and school.

The student’s educational day will be extended to the home by using the AT&T’s 3G network, assisting in connecting homes where the internet and computers are not easily obtainable. TVT’s versatile design suits any school district’s IT buying technique, because the contents operates on any television, in addition to PCs, tablets and other media.

“TVTextbook is an essential innovation that can improve the way students receive educational curriculum,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, AT&T. “By connecting the TVTextbook console to the AT&T mobile broadband network, students will have easy access from home to educational content and fun learning experiences that they might not otherwise have outside of a school building.”

The Duval County Public School system within Florida will present the TVTextbook AT&T solution throughout its schools via a trial showcasing over 800 consoles.

This month, the Duval County Public School system in Florida will introduce the TVTextbook AT&T 3G solution in its schools through a trial featuring more than 800 TVT consoles. The TVTextbook console is connected through a 3G connected AT&T dongle. TVTextbook will introduce additional products in 2012, featuring embedded AT&T wireless services connected to AT&T’s mobile broadband network.

As the product becomes publicly available, devices will be loaned to students for at home studies by school districts. The first device, the dongle, is an AT&T 3G data-only device with a USB form factor that allows users to wirelessly access interactive content on the TVTextbook console and communicate student usage data.

 




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