Tribeworks, the company behind iShell, has partnered with
Telework Japan, which offers offering services to Japan’s growing mobile communications market. The companies won a competitive bidding process to become the e-learning provider for Japan’s Nihon Tsushin Kyoiku Renmei (NTKR), the biggest correspondence provider in Japan.
“Tribeworks is deeply honored to have been selected as a member of this groundbreaking project,” Duncan Kennedy, CEO of Tribeworks said in a press announcement. “We are very pleased to be offering services to NTKR and to be working with Telework Japan, as we extend the synergies between our media integration technology and their dynamic mobile media solutions.”
iShell is a QuickTime-native multimedia authoring suite that enables the creation of customized media players that launch from a Web site. The latest version, 2.0, was released in October. NTKR currently offers over 200 courses to a client base of 6.3 million students.
“We chose Tribeworks and iShell 2 because of the ability to customize each user experience and to convert from traditional media to digital media, therefore increasing productivity.” said Noboru Kikuchi, General Manager of the Qualifications Division of NTKR.
Over a dozen specialty providers within the NTKR group offer a series of courses ranging from skills and qualifications to languages, hobbies, and music. NTKR, which has established relationships with over 12 million prospects and clients, also offers education suppliers and related companies consumer and market information.