Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and SK Telecom partner to create education platform

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Korean wireless service provider SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) are joining forces in the name of increasing English proficiency.

The alliance combines HMH’s English-language education content with SKT’s T-Smart Learning platform to deliver  instruction and practice opportunities to students through their mobile devices. HMH will provide content from more than 1,000 of its titles, while SK Telecom will develop the viewers, apps, billing systems, certification systems, synchronization functions and other platform functions required for content delivery. Content will be accessed initially via Samsung Android tablets and will be sold to both consumers and institutions.

“As one of the world’s leading global educational content providers, HMH is pleased to expand smart learning opportunities with SK Telecom,” said Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of HMH. “This agreement aligns perfectly with our ongoing commitment to combine research, content and technology to advance teaching and learning environments around the world.”

The initial offering will make available education content and materials to Korean primary and secondary school students by October 2012. Going forward, HMH and SK Telecom will continue to develop additional offerings that provide device-based educational materials to students in an array of additional markets including China and India.

Read the full release at EdNet Insight.