The US based eInstruction has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Interwrite Learning. Both companies develop classroom technologies for K-12 and higher education environments, including whiteboards and student response systems and software.
The combined company will go by the name of eInstruction. Darrell Ward, founder of eInstruction, will remain CEO of the combined company, while Interwrite's Steve Kaye will take on the role of president. The product lines of both Interwrite and eInstruction will continue to be fully supported, and no products will be discontinued in the short term. Interwrite's products include the Interwrite Board, Interwrite Panel, Interwrite Pad, Cricket (a student response clicker), Interwrite PRS (another student response device), and various software products, including Interwrite Workspace. eInstruction also provides classroom response systems and software, including CPS, a classroom system that allows all students in the class to respond to questions simultaneously by entering input into a handheld pad. It can be used for testing purposes, for the collection of data for comparison against state standards, for collaborative learning, and for assessment. The acquisition is expected to be completed in December.