Today at SXSWedu, Amplify Education
unveiled the first open, tablet-based learning platform designed specifically for K12 education. The platform, which runs on a 10-inch Android tablet made by world class manufacturers, offers states, districts and schools a one-to-one personalized learning solution that includes customer care, professional development and school-level device management.
The Amplify Tablet
offers states, districts and schools a WiFi enabled one-to-one personalized learning solution at an introductory price of $299 for the device when purchased with a 2-year subscription at $99 per year. The subscription includes preloaded content and reference tools, customer care, professional development and school-level device management. In addition to the WiFi model, school districts can opt to provide students with the Amplify Tablet Plus, which includes a 4G data plan. The Amplify Tablet Plus is priced at an introductory offer of $349 for the device when purchased with a 2-year subscription at $179 per year. The subscription includes everything in the Amplify Tablet and 4G LTE connectivity, smart data management tools and more.
The Amplify Tablet and related services are being piloted this year in school districts across the country. Tablets purchased by June 30th will be ready for use in classrooms in time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.