Welcome to the Intel® Developer Zone’s Education Software Initiative!
|Turn your development talent towards education by participating in the Intel® Developer Zone’s Education Software Initiative. Receive technical and business benefits to help you develop education software and content solutions that engage students and empower educators to use technology effectively. Use the Initiative resources to get recognized by the Intel® Education Alliance, a complete and locally relevant education solution of innovative software, content and hardware providers.|
Create Great Education Software and Content for Global Users
The Intel® Education Alliance and the Intel® Developer Zone have come together to provide the technical and business resources needed to develop exceptional education software and content.
Intel® Education Solutions moves beyond devices to combine hardware, software, content, infrastructure, and service providers to deliver locally relevant solutions worldwide.
The Intel® Education Alliance
The Education Software Initiative helps you get noticed by the Education Alliance. Acceptance into the Alliance provides opportunities to reach education decision makers while showcasing your unique education solution. Key benefits of the Alliance include:
|The Intel® Education Alliance is interested in education software focusing on:|
|Education Content||Content delivering applications, such as text books.|
|Education Tools||Supplemental apps outside the standard curriculum providing “after school” help.|
|Education Games||Teaching a certain subject, expanding concepts, reinforcing development or assisting in learning a skill while playing.|
|Education Management||Help teachers and administrators manage school and student data, admin, instructional and classroom activities.|
|Productivity||Tools facilitating organization, communications, collaboration and efficiency in educational settings.|
|The Intel® Education Alliance: Innovate, Accelerate, and Digital Content
The Intel® Education Alliance brings together hardware, software, content, infrastructure, and service providers to deliver locally-relevant, integrated solutions to classrooms worldwide. The invitation-only Intel® Education Alliance is a network of leading ecosystem vendors that provide building blocks for complete and locally-relevant education solutions. In addition to the technical and business resources provided in the Intel® DZ Education Software Initiative, Alliance members access exclusive enhanced resources in business development, marketing, and product development.
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Education Software Initiative and Intel® Education Alliance: Support and Reward
|Integration Value||Education Software Initiative||Intel® Education Alliance|
Technical support to develop distinct education software and content utilizing Intel® Architecture functions and features.
Driving awareness through branding, product showcases, case studies and more.
|Go to Market
Connect to Intel® Technology Providers, such as OEMs and resellers, co-sell with Intel, software distribution and more.
Education Software and Hardware in Action
See a short vignette of a hypothetical student project featuring project-based learning and technology.
Where Great Education Software Gets Noticed
Intel® Education Alliance members can present their education-centered software and content globally with screen images, videos and more in the Education Alliance Showcase. The Showcase provides the opportunity to:
PR Newswire*: Be Buzz-Worthy
Create a software profile, then create your own large-scale news release. Highlight your software success and PR Newswire* will distribute your press release to targeted marketing channels. This is a valuable opportunity for you to reach your target audience, gain exposure and promote your software.
Contribute to Intel® Education Alliance’s Freemium Program
Intel® Education, identifies high-quality digital educational content and applications for Intel® Education Resources content bundles used in environments worldwide. Here is how it works:
Participating content and software companies must be members of the Intel® Education Alliance who agree to provide free versions of their content or software. This is an opportunity for Intel® Education Alliance members to receive substantial exposure for their company and products with teachers and school administrators worldwide.
Contact your Intel Education representative for more information.
Case Studies: Software Success in Education
|For education-focused software and content developers looking to be at the head of the class, the Intel® Education Alliance combines the best of Intel’s software and content developer tools with Intel’s education expertize to deliver one holistic Intel Education Ecosystem program. Be inspired by the success of your peers:|
|MangoReader by MangoSense Pvt. Ltd.
MangoReader by MangoSense Pvt. Ltd. for Ultrabook™ devices is an innovative new reading platform providing a new and engaging approach to books.
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|Intel® Education and Adaptive Curriculum
Created and expanded usage of flexible math, science and language courseware by optimizing software to run on the latest Intel-powered platforms.
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|Intel® Education and Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Through partnership with Intel, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is better able to bring digital information resources to students and teachers worldwide.
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|Intel® Education and Con Saber Humano
Colombian startup, Con Saber Humano, got their web-based education application to market 30% faster, optimized software performance, and earned trust from schools and technology partners – all with development and marketing support from Intel.
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|Childtopia: Gaming Initiative Fosters Children's Development
Childtopia, a Spanish developer of educative PC games, optimized its products for Intel® processors and achieved performance gains of 40%.
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|Intel® Education and Metasys
The Brazilian government formed a valuable partnership with Intel and local software company, Metasys, to develop a bundled education-focused solution featuring Intel classmate PCs.
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Are You an Education Software Hero?
Help Developing Education Applications for 21st Century Learning
New platform application development can be challenging, but shouldn’t be intimidating. These resources can help make the design decisions that build outstanding education applications for Intel Ultrabooks™, tablets and convertibles running Android or Microsoft Windows* 8 or HTML5.
Get the answers you need at the Android Community.
Microsoft Windows* 8 Resources:
Deep-dive into these technical communities: Microsoft Windows* 8.
|Featured Content||Free Tools|
|Getting started with HTML5||Intel® HTML5 App Porter Tool - BETA|
|Intel® HTML5 Development Environment Getting Started||Intel® XDK Tools|
|Getting Started with the Intel® XDK|
Learn more from our community: HTML5.
Various form factors and hardware capabilities offered by devices running Microsoft Windows* 8 pose new challenges to be addressed during application design to ensure a good user experience on each device.
Touch is compelling for education apps, to keep users engrossed and improve the learning experience. Research shows that users of devices with touch and keyboard/mouse inputs prefer to use both, depending on the nature of the application.
Reimagining Apps for Ultrabook™: Key design considerations for touch interactions, touch targets, touch gestures, and more.
|Optimizing Windows 8 Desktop apps with touch including sample code||Learn how to enable your apps for touch using Windows* 8 recommended techniques. The session includes detailed code walkthrough and comparison metrics to enable touch using multiple programming techniques.|
User Experience / User Interface
Designing for Different Form Factors
Devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and Ultrabooks™ come with touch built in, which demands new design approaches to suit different orientations, screen resolutions, form factors, and usage models. These elements create flexible and compelling user experiences.
|Designing applications for the Windows* 8 Desktop and Windows 8 Store||An industry UI/UX expert will walk through case studies highlighting design considerations and recommendations for Windows 8 Desktop and Windows 8 Store apps.|
Unconventional usage models in education applications can help to teach difficult subjects and keep a student’s focus with context awareness and interactivity. For example, near-field communication can allow students to share notes, and GPS can help them learn geography. Informed design choices can help take advantage of sensors such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, compass, and GPS.
Sensor Development Guide for Windows* 8 Ultrabook™ and Tablet: Get up to speed on the Windows 8 sensors application programming interfaces (APIs), with a specific focus on the various sensor capabilities available in Windows 8 Desktop mode.
|Enabling Windows 8 apps with Sensors including sample code||In this session, you will learn the Windows 8 recommended sensors; APIs to access sensors with code walk through for Accelerometer, NFC and GP.|
Microsoft Windows* 8 Considerations
When designing education apps for Windows* 8, consider devices ranging from large screens to small tablets, with various aspect ratios, in both portrait and landscape orientations. Engage users from the Start screen with live tiles, and consider implementing the app bar when contextual actions are available, moving menus and controls toward the edges of the screen to allow for smoother thumb operation, especially in landscape mode.
Take advantage of the full spectrum of user interactions in Windows 8, including touch, pen, keyboard (including arrow keys), mouse, and even external game controllers. Also, sharing game contracts can add another dimension to the education experience by incorporating the web, social media, and email, for example.
|Development models to enhance productivity in Enterprise apps||This session will provide a detailed code walk-through on how you can develop cross—platform portable class libraries that can be leveraged across Windows 8 Desktop and Store apps.|
|Cross-platform portable app development using HTML5||Learn how to develop rich, interactive cross-platform apps that will wow your users. In this session you will learn how to use Intel's HTML5 resources and tools to more easily develop great apps on Windows 8 for all of your target devices.|
|Distribution, Windows App certification and Deployment Techniques||In this session you will learn the ways in which you can distribute Windows 8 Desktop and Store apps, Windows 8 certification requirements and deployment options like side-loading for enterprise applications.|
It is time to determine what resources will best take you through the next steps as you start developing your application.
Microsoft Windows* 8 / Ultrabook™ / Tablet Resources
- Getting Started with Ultrabook™ Development
- Ultrabook™ Feature Compatibility Matrix for Windows* 8 Development
- Ultrabook™ Touch and Sensor Resources
- Stunned by Sensors – Starting my Ultrabook Training
Code Samples for Sensors and Touch in Windows* 8 Apps
Learn by example how platform capabilities can be implemented in code:
- Ultrabook™ Desktop App development on Windows* 8: Photo Application with Touch and Sensors
- Using NFC (Near Field Communication) from Windows* 8 Application
- Geo-location on Windows* 8 desktop applications using WinRT
- Touch Reactive Samples with Bubbles
- More samples for Touch and Sensors on Ultrabook™
HTML5 Development Resources
HTML5 is an open standard that allows developers to write once and run anywhere. This cross-platform approach greatly increases a developer’s total potential audience while providing users a more consistent experience across different screen sizes.
- Getting started with HTML5
- HTML5 Document library
- HTML5 Videos
- Building Cross-Platform Apps with HTML5
- Adding Ultrabook Sensor Control To HTML5 Apps
Learn, Create and Publish on the HTML5 Zone.
Ultrabooks™, convertibles, tablets, and smartphones running on Windows* open up opportunities to Android* and iOS developers to develop for – and port to – Intel® Architecture.
Porting Android* to the x86 Platform
- NDK Android* Application Porting Methodologies
- Porting Android* Touch to Windows* 8 UI
- Porting Android* Apps to Windows* 8
- Case Study: Porting Stream to Android*
- Creating and Porting NDK based Android* Apps for IA
Porting from iOS to the x86 Platform
- Porting iOS Custom Charts and Graphs to Windows* 8 UI
- Porting App Life Cycle, Settings and Search features from iOS to Windows* 8
- Porting Basic App User Interface from iOS to Windows* 8
- Porting Advanced User Interfaces from iOS to Windows* 8
Students and teachers place large performance demands on their devices, spending long hours using them where a power source may not be available. Software optimizations are needed to take full advantage of the hardware-based performance and energy-efficiency capabilities built into Ultrabooks™ and other modern devices.
- Developing Power-Efficient Apps for Ultrabook™ Devices
- Writing Energy-Efficient Windows* Store Applications for Mobile Devices - Impact of CPU Utilization on Platform Power
- Writing Energy-Efficient Windows Store Applications for Mobile Devices: Impact of Graphical Intensive Application on Processor Power
- Performance Development for Ultrabook™ Devices using 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (code named Ivy Bridge)
- WiDi using Intel® WiDi Extensions SDK
- Intel® VPro™ Platforms
- Intel® SBA Technology
- Media hardware acceleration using the Intel® Media SDK
Let's talk Education Software and Content Development!
Read what your peers and the Intel team are saying about the business and technology of developing software that engages students and empowers educators to use technology effectively.