Agilix Labs Participates in the 2005 Schools of Distinction Awards
October 08, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsWASHINGTON, D.C. and OREM, Utah – Agilix Labs, Inc., a leading provider of mobility software solutions for the education market, today announced its participation as a sponsor in the 2005 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards. Agilix is providing 200 copies of GoBinder™ to each of the 20 K-12 schools that were recently announced as award-winners, a value of $200,000. Awards are slated to be presented to the 20 schools at an annual gala held this evening in Washington D.C., which will be attended by Agilix management.
Sponsored by Intel and Scholastic, the Schools of Distinction Awards are for the top K-12 schools that have demonstrated extraordinary educational achievement and innovation, providing exemplary models for success. Awards were given to an elementary and a secondary school in each of 10 categories: overall academic achievement, literacy, science, mathematics, teamwork, leadership, collaboration, professional development, technical excellence and technical innovation.
“Agilix is delighted to participate in the 2005 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction awards,” said Curt Allen, Agilix president and chief executive officer. “We support the effort to recognize innovation in our elementary and secondary school systems throughout America. Our youth are our future, and all efforts to accelerate student learning will pay great dividends to the destiny of our communities.”
“With an increasing focus in the K-12 marketplace on one-to-one computing initiatives and removable storage solutions, Agilix is well-positioned to make a major contribution in mobile learning,” said Terry Smithson, education strategist, Intel Corporation. “This is ideal for our award winners who have demonstrated leadership and innovation, and will enable further excellence within their academic focus.”
Agilix GoBinder is a mobile learning application that enhances the learning process by enabling students to take in-class notes, capture learning content for rapid recall and stay organized. Students can use Intel-based notebooks or Tablet PC computers to take digital notes, capture content, and search, annotate and organize all of their class materials. The application helps students stay organized with a calendar, task and contact manager. And for schools that use the Blackboard Learning System, students can easily download and synchronize online course documents and other information to the GoBinder database, affording them the ability to access the information anytime, anywhere independent of network connection.
GoBinder is used throughout the world by students attending K-12, higher education and distance learning institutions. The product lists for $49 per student. Quantity discounts are also available for education institutions that choose to purchase GoBinder for their students.
Agilix Labs, Inc. is a worldwide leader in mobile learning solutions for education markets. Education institutions that implement Agilix solutions deliver an enhanced student-centered learning environment. Specifically, Agilix applications enable students to utilize mobile computing devices to capture, organize, annotate, search and share learning content, including assignments, online courses, research, Web pages, documents and personal notes. In addition, Agilix-powered mobility software solutions give students full access to all learning content when they are not network connected. Agilix applications are open and extensible by schools, software developers and integrators, run on any Windows XP computer and take full advantage of the Tablet PC. Agilix has more than 150,000 users of its software applications in more than 110 countries worldwide. Agilix has strategic partnerships with Intel, Microsoft, Blackboard and FranklinCovey. A privately held company formed in 2001, Agilix is based in Orem, Utah. For more information about Agilix Labs, please visit www.agilix.com.
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