October 7, 2013 in Bags and Cases (F)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Following successful partnerships with learning platforms in Europe, the US and Asia, MindMeister is now working with RM Unify, covering the UK market and delivering its online solution directly to students, teachers and school districts there. This approach fits MindMeister's strategy to team up with local partners who are able to ensure a more personal experience for its users. "We're very happy to work with RM. They have tremendous knowledge and experience with the UK market and will be a perfect link between MindMeister and its end users there," said MeisterLabs Managing Director, Till Vollmer.
RM Unify enables schools and other educational institutes to access cloud-based learning resources and easily manage all their accounts. It also provides staff and students with individual login details, which grant access to services utilized by the school. MindMeister will be available through RM Unify's App Library, which enables schools to purchase cloud applications and services from a wide variety of top educational providers.
As MindMeister was built with a huge emphasis on collaboration, it allows students to easily create and share ideas while working in teams and with their teachers. There are a vast number of uses for both individual and teamwork in projects, group assignments, managing information, taking notes and studying for example. The built in presentation mode enables students to quickly present their ideas and work in class.
"Application possibilities are pretty much endless," Till Vollmer said. "And students are not the only ones who benefit. Teachers especially appreciate MindMeister's task management features and use it to develop, share and manage projects, homework and group assignments." Being cloud based, MindMeister and RM Unify give teachers the tools to seamlessly link home and school activities. Also, with mobile apps available for all Android and iOS devices, students and teachers alike can make their mind maps on the go. This will also be a very important feature for schools in the UK that are switching to a BYOD, bring your own device, program.
After the first meeting between MindMeister and RM at BETT 2012, the world's largest education and technology conference, both companies started working together to find a business model that fits both companies' aspirations and goals. Once this was in place the two tech teams got to work to make the integration a possibility, the MindMeister team integrated with Shibboleth, RM Unify's single-sign on solution. The integration was finalized at the beginning of September, resulting in a successful launch this week.
About RM Unify:
RM Unify is the Launch Pad to the Cloud, a single sign on system designed specifically for education, working anywhere and on any device. RM Unify allows users access to the Internet based apps and services most useful to them without having to remember a host of different passwords and user credentials. It brings together the very best resources that are available across the web from the widest range of suppliers. RM Unify allows simple and secure access for students, a host of the top educational applications and services for teachers to discover and an effective user management solution for administrators.
MeisterLabs develops and provides web-based productivity tools focusing on simplicity, usability and easy collaboration. Its flagship product MindMeister is the market-leading web-based mind mapping and brainstorming solution. Over 300 million ideas have been generated by individuals and businesses using its unique, award-winning interface. As a cloud-based solution, MindMeister functions in any web browser and comes complete with native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android. Copyright (C) 2013 MeisterLabs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.