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LOS ALTOS, CA – Aug 8, 2013 – /BackupReview.info/ — Box today unveiled a new ecosystem for collaboration in education, with industry partners across the web, mobile and channel. The company also announced that more than 100 universities and hundreds of K-12 institutions use Box to facilitate better sharing and to create more modern classrooms.
In the past year, Box’s sales in the education industry more than doubled. Universities worldwide including Georgetown, University of Maryland, University of Mississippi, Stanford, Temple University and Tufts have moved millions of students, faculty and administrators to Box. The company has also seen impressive traction among K-12 institutions, like Atlas Preparatory School, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, KIPP D.C., St. David’s School, The Whitby School Inc. and West Lafayette Community School Corporation, who are adopting Box to create cutting-edge classroom experiences, often times in conjunction with tablet use.
“Future success for students and educators will be dependent on how well we integrate technology into our modern learning environments,” said Whitney Bouck, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise at Box. “Box helps schools to teach, conduct research, and run their operations more creatively and effectively, while also giving students new ways to connect and learn. With our growing network of education partners, we are enabling students and teachers to take ownership of education.”
Beautiful content experiences on the web: Crocodoc and Box Embed partnerships
Leading education applications using this technology include:
Box is also announcing a new relationship with Canvas by Instructure, a native cloud learning management system. The new partnership leverages Box Embed, a robust HTML5 framework that embeds Box’s entire suite of collaboration and management features directly within Canvas. Now students and teachers can upload, access and collaborate on all their content within Canvas and the content remains centrally managed and secured in Box. Canvas also leverages Crocodoc’s preview and annotation technology to allow teachers to review and grade assignments within the application.
“Our native integration with Box’s open platform aligns perfectly with our mission to modernize the education system,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and chief product officer at Instructure. “Together with Box, we are making it easy and secure for educators and students to access and collaborate on course material from a central location in the cloud.”
Building more mobile classrooms: Box OneCloud partners
New app partners include:
Reaching higher education institutions worldwide: channel partners
To learn more about Box for education, join our upcoming customer conference at www.box.com/boxworks
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