White Pine Software, Inc. announced Microsoft has incorporated its Enhanced CU-SeeMe and Reflector software into the "Communications Tools for Schools" CD-ROM. Enhanced CU-SeeMe and the Reflector enables person to person, group conferencing and live broadcasting over IP-based networks, including the Internet. The schools involved can use the software to communicate with students in other countries, government officials, astronauts and anyone on the Internet.
As stated in an announcement by Microsoft today, White Pine's Enhanced CU-SeeMe and Reflector software is included in Microsoft's K-12 educational effort. Communications Tools for Schools is part of Microsoft's continuing initiative to help build a global "Connected Learning Community" in which all students, educators and parents have access to technology and the tools and skills to use information effectively today and for a lifetime. White Pine joins Microsoft in its commitment to providing the high-quality software and services needed to make the best use of technology in education.
"Schools all over the world are using Enhanced CU-SeeMe videoconferencing software to expand student's learning beyond the classroom and improve communications within the school and with their communities," said Kathryn Yates, Director of Microsoft K-12 programs. "We're pleased to offer the software as part of the Communication Tools for Schools tool kit to help schools become more dynamic, interactive learning environments."
"The Communication Tools for Schools project is an excellent means by which children can utilize technology to experience a world filled with learning, growth and opportunity," stated Brian Lichorowic, White Pine's Vice President of Marketing. "Combined with Enhanced CU-SeeMe and the Reflector, this software offering will enable students to visit with and learn from other students and educators on the Internet in what will become the 'Connected Learning Community'."
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