Softlink's new primary education product will help schools captivate the curiosity of young learners and make learning ‘fun and engaging', the company announced today.
Softlink Chief Operating Officer, Mr Nathan Godfrey said Softlink was proud to announce the forthcoming release of their new pre-configured, cloud-based knowledge and library management solution, specially designed for primary schools.
"The new solution, which will be fully-hosted and supported, has been engineered to engage student learning through anywhere, anytime access to digital resources.
"The solution provides primary schools with an interactive picture interface for young students and a single platform to manage all learning resources, without further overheads on teaching staff," he said.
Nathan said literacy was a high priority for primary schools across the globe and improving engagement with library e-platforms had proven to achieve results.
"In a recent education trial more than 80 percent of students agreed that technology helped them read*."
"This result is not surprising," he said, commenting further that "Our own research shows the positive correlation between resource funding and literacy outcomes."
"Today's students were born into the digital age. eResources, applications and devices are dominant influences in their life. It makes sense that students want to learn through the technologies they use every day, outside the school, and at home."
Softlink Europe's Chris McPhee said he was excited about the opportunities the new solution would help primary schools meet the growing digital demands.
"This solution will revolutionise primary school library management," Chris said, outlining that "It will help keep primary school pupils up-to-date and enable them to learn through the technology they like."
The visually appealing and interactive picture search interface makes it easy for very young users to find and engage with resources of interest.
Chris explained that "It will enable schools to seamlessly integrate with eBook platforms and provide 24/7 access to resources on modern digital devices.
Our schools play a vital role in developing early learning skills and this new solution will provide a cost effective option to embrace new technologies."
The new solution will add to Softlink's well established and reputable school suite of knowledge, content and library management solutions, Oliver, Oliver Junior and Alice.
A launch date will be announced shortly.
Softlink is a world leading provider of knowledge, content and library management solutions. Softlink supports more than 10,000 libraries in more than 108 countries. For 30 years, Softlink has focused on developing technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness all types of libraries including School, Special, Public and Academic Libraries. For more information on Softlink, visit www.softlinkint.com