BOXL stock rose higher in pre-market trading on August 12, 2020, after the company announced a partnership with Samsung.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ:BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, and Samsung Electronics America today announced a strategic partnership to bundle classroom displays, classroom software and professional development for the education market.
The education bundles combine Samsung display innovations with Boxlight’s OKTOPUS education software and online professional development courses. The bundles provide teachers a complete solution that can be easily adopted to create an engaging learning environment for students.
Samsung display solutions for education include digital signage, interactive Flip 2 and QBH-TR displays. Boxlight’s OKTOPUS software provides a presentation solution that offers subject specific tools for teaching, assessment and polling functions, grading and reporting features, and personal device collaboration. OKTOPUS also allows existing third-party lessons to be uploaded and used in the teaching software. In addition to OKTOPUS, the education bundles include OKTOPUS Blend, a library of over 10,000 master-teacher created lessons, and GameZones, a gaming component that features over 90 games that focus on concepts and skills appropriate for K-8 students.
Boxlight’s professional development courses provide training for both front of classroom Samsung displays and the OKTOPUS education software. The courses are offered online and are interactive, requiring learners to apply new skills via practice exercises. Teachers can check their knowledge and review course content as needed.
“Schools are constantly looking for ways to better collaborate and Samsung is investing resources into the market to make new education technology possible,” said Chris Mertens, Vice President Sales, Display Division, Samsung Electronics America. “Through our partnership with Boxlight, Samsung is proud to usher in the next generation of education tools. Samsung and Boxlight solutions offer educators endless productivity possibilities by condensing multiple tools and innovations required for lessons as part of the education bundles that will be available later this year.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Samsung to provide education technology solutions that meet the needs for today’s teaching environment,” said Michael Pope, Boxlight CEO. “Our bundles of classroom displays, education software and professional development allow teachers to stay focused on teaching, encourage students to accelerate learning, and provide district leaders confidence that their edtech investments make a difference. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Samsung to provide additional solutions for the education market.”
The combination of technologies from Samsung and Boxlight provide for powerful education solutions. Samsung collaborates with premier education partners like Boxlight to develop intuitive solutions and bring them to market. For stakeholders in school districts, adding Samsung’s interactive and non-interactive displays satisfies the AV and IT requirements, and the district’s pedagogical requirements are met by software and professional development components provided by Boxlight’s Connected Classroom solutions.