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Nelson, Microsoft ready educational initiative

Toronto-based educational publisher Nelson has formed an agreement with Microsoft regarding the classroom use of technology in K-12 schools. Nelson will develop what it describes as an "educational ecosystem" that will be accessed by Microsoft Windows devices provided to students and teachers. Nelson also plans to use machine-learning and analytics services from Microsoft Azure to optimize the program. A pilot program will begin in the fall, to be followed by a full launch in 2018.

"Our shared vision to empower students and innovate the learning experience has forged our partnership," said Steve Brown, president and CEO of Nelson. "Together, we will transform student learning into a fully integrated experience by merging Microsoft's technology with Nelson's pedagogical content. Our two teams are currently deep in the development phase, with the end goal of delivering a single-device solution that will unify the current fragmented digital learning landscape."

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