HARRIS SCHOOL SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES MEDIA-X
Ottawa, ON: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, announces the recent share purchase of Media-X: a provider of robust web-based, mobile-connected observation, evaluation and assessment solutions supporting K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
The purchase of Ottawa, Ontario-based Media-X further increases Harris School Solutions’ presence in the K-12 Information Systems market. As part of Harris School Solutions’ continuing expansion, the acquisition will allow the company to leverage Media-X’s content and professional partners while providing clients with an application suite designed to improve data collection and analysis.
Media-X is the developer of the MXWEB® platform and the evaluation and assessment applications that run on it such as eWalk®, iCoach®, eTeacher®, mVal® and the Marzano Gradebook. Their FlipForLearning™ software provides a video-based environment to support flipped learning by teachers around the world.
“Harris is excited to further strengthen and augment our core set of premier educational software solutions with Media-X’s full-featured suite of classroom evaluation and assessment products,” stated Jeannie McClure, Harris School Solutions Student Information Solutions Executive Vice President. “We are committed to their customers’ continued success and to ensuring that we exceed their expectations by continuing to mature the Media-X solution set and delivering world-class services and support.”
Harris School Solutions Student Information Solutions offers a district-wide enterprise approach to streamline processes and optimize student data for funding decisions, state and federal reporting requirements, and open avenues of communication between teachers, students, administrators and parents.
“Joining Harris School Solutions is a big win for Media-X’s customers around the world,” said Steve Moretti, Media-X President/CEO. “We know how dedicated Harris is to customer service and product development, and this was a major part of our decision to join with them. I believe Media-X staff, customers, and partners are going to benefit tremendously from additional resources for innovative product development in the years to come.”
Founded in 1976, Ottawa-based Harris is a leading provider of diverse and pioneering software solutions for the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, offering sophisticated technology, outstanding customer care and market-driven products.
Founded in 1996, Media-X started building electronic report card and curriculum unit planner systems for the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. It provided even greater functionality through its eTeacher® platform, and then expanded to offer teacher evaluation through the release of mVal®. Both eTeacher and mVal featured mobile assessment of students and teachers. Today, an estimated 10,000 schools in Canada and USA use Media-X software.
Trisha Daniel, Marketing Manager
Harris School Solutions