CHUNGDAHM Learning, SIDIA (Samsung Electronics’ R&D Institute in Brazil) Sign Contract to Develop Digital Textbooks
Education company CHUNGDAHM Learning, Inc. (CEO Young Hwa Kim) signed a contract with SIDIA (Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática da Amazônia) to design and develop digital education textbooks.
CDL is leading the smart learning market by introducing smart classrooms to offline institutes for the first time in Korea. The contract with SIDIA demonstrates CDL’s growing competitiveness in the global market.
Under the contract, CDL is developing 16 digital textbooks in Portuguese, Math and English subjects for Brazilian Elementary schools, and among them, the English subject textbook will use CDL content. Development and delivery will be completed by the first half of next year. More specifically, a minimum of 3 books will be developed in CSLP (Chungdahm Smart Learning Platform) format. Samsung Electronics will actively enter the Brazilian education market with its tablet PCs, which will include digital textbooks developed by CDL.
The project is part of Samsung Electronics’ ongoing smart learning business efforts, while CDL is expected to be more aggressive in penetrating the global smart learning market with its proven content and curriculum design capability. CDL began attracting attention in the global smart learning market after its participation in the 2013 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference with Samsung Electronics in the first half of this year.
Vice President Ian Chang, Head of CDL’s Strategy Division commented that, “The Brazilian Ministry of Education is planning to introduce tablet PCs in the public education sector. As the global trend of smart classrooms becomes more realized, this project is the first major step not just for CDL, but for any Korean education company to enter the global smart learning market.”
CDL recently introduced its own smart classroom program, ‘Chungdahm 3.0’, which enables interactive lessons using learning tabs. The CSLP, a learning platform which can be used for any school subject, is the primary engine for CDL’s smart learning business, including ‘Chungdahm 3.0’. (Released in Korean 2013.10.29)