Intel claims that the main aim of its education arm is to make classrooms more interactive and studying fun and engaging. In what is considered as a big step towards in that direction, Intel announced the acquisition of an education startup called Kno. The financial details of the deal though have been kept under the wraps. Also Read - Intel exec reveals mobile gamers want to shift to PCs; pandemic accelerated the process
Kno, a California-based startup founded in 2009, is well known for unveiling an education tablet just as Apple launched its first iPad. The company has since then made big strides in digital textbooks and one of its key products is Advance, software that can convert PDFs to interactive e-books.
“We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success,” Intel Education’s general manager John Galvin wrote in a blog post.
The blog further mentions that the latest acquisition brings with it partnerships with 75 educational publishers and a digital library with more than 225,000 college-level textbooks.