From Project Inkwell
MARK ANDERSON TAKES CEO ROLE AT SNS PROJECT INKWELL
FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, January 28, 2008 - Mark Anderson, CEO and
publisher of Strategic News Service™ (SNS), has been named CEO of SNS
Project Inkwell. The goal of Project Inkwell is to accelerate the
deployment of appropriate technologies onto K-12 desktops worldwide.
The Project Inkwell consortium includes IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, IDEO,
Gateway, Clearwire, Promethean, QED, Steljes, Inspiration Software, and
many other educational technology and content companies.
Project Inkwell was the first international industry group organized to (re)design appropriate K-12 technology, the result of years of planning with vendors, teachers, administrators, and students; and it remains the leading multi-vendor effort in this industry.
Anderson, an internationally renowned technology-industry CEO who has served as Chair since founding Project Inkwell in 2004, believes that "implementing one-to-one in pre-university classrooms is the most important single step a state or nation can take in improving economic performance."
In support of both "super learners" and less-advantaged students, Project Inkwell's mission is to provide students and teachers with access to global digitized knowledge, and to take the risk out of implementing this change as states and countries progress along this inevitable path. This includes improving test scores, as well as less tangible metrics: keeping children in school, reducing absenteeism, reducing teacher churn, removing inequities in education, and promoting more active engagement among students and teachers.
Project Inkwell has strong governmental support, from the U.S. Departments of Education and Commerce and the World Bank to an expanding list of U.S. governors. It has met all of its scheduled goals to date, including the design of a new teaching and learning device.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Mark Anderson, please call Sally at 206/634-2719, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax: 206/675-8456.
SNS Project Inkwell is an international consortium of vendors whose goal is to accelerate the deployment of appropriate technologies in pre-University classrooms. SNS is a global news service in the technology industry focused on providing information 3-5 years in advance for leaders in technology and finance.
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