WITH MORE MONEY AND EFFORT POURING INTO LEARNING GAMES AND OTHER DIGITAL TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS, THE LAST MILE OF THE DISTRIBUTION CHAIN – THAT STEP FROM THE DEVELOPER TO THE STUDENT – HAS BECOME THE INTENSE FOCUS OF NEW AND EXISTING PLAYERS.
Noodle Markets, headed by Nicole Neal, a veteran of Pearson and a 300-person team that oversaw assessment and innovation at Education Solutions Group at CORE Education Consulting and Solutions, is also looking to solve the distribution problem, but their work aims to serve all schools and not just low-income programs.
Neal has told us that she sees the comprehensive nature of Noodle Markets as central to its unique position in the industry.
“As we began building the Noodle Markets solution, we studied their purchasing behaviors and spent a great deal of time interviewing them,” she told Gamesandlearning.org earlier this year. “Educators are constantly approached by vendors and are often asked to make important decisions about products and services with less than optimal information and little to no evidence of its effectiveness in the classroom.”
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About Noodle Markets
Noodle Markets is dramatically transforming the way K-12 educational institutions buy products and services. As education companies add products and services to the marketplace and school officials discover new tools, Noodle Markets levels the playing field for vendors so the most innovative and effective tools gain traction. Its online marketplace and procurement platform help education institutions and vendors increase transparency, enhance communication, and enjoy more efficient purchasing in education. Learn more at www.noodlemarkets.com.