Booktrack, a platform that synchronizes ebooks and audiobooks with movie-style soundtracks, has partnered with Microsoft to bring its technology to millions of students.
The New Zealand-based Booktrack will get a major boost for its educational platform, Booktrack Classroom—currently used in more than 15,000 classrooms—which will take advantage of Microsoft’s single sign-on technology and will provide integration with Microsoft Office 365.
There are currently 110 million students and teachers using Office 365 at school and in the home.
“We’re so thrilled to be collaborating with Microsoft, in particular because of their commitment to empowering educators with effective technology,” said Paul Cameron, CEO of Booktrack. “We’ve been in talks with them for close to a year and through this time we’ve come to recognize the great synergies between our two companies in terms of our common focus on education.”
The new partnership will also make Booktrack Classroom available to the nearly 1.5 million educators from 235 countries who are members of the Microsoft Educator Network.
“We’re very excited about Booktrack Classroom’s integration [with] Office 365 given its proven retention and comprehension track record,” said Rob Howard, director of ecosystem at Microsoft. “This immersive reading experience will bring new reading and learning benefits to students everywhere.”
Booktrack currently has nearly 3.5 million readers and authors worldwide, and offers more than 16,000 titles in 40 languages.
Last month, Booktrack announced a partnership with Little, Brown.
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