We’ve passed an exciting milestone here at Waterford! Of the more than 500,000 U.S. elementary students using Waterford Early Learning, more than 100,000 have moved to the cloud version since it was first made available last January – and that number is increasing quickly.
“We are seeing exciting growth in the number of students, teachers and school districts across the U.S. using the Waterford curriculum,” said Benjamin Heuston, Ph.D., our president and COO. “The cloud makes it easier and more cost effective for classrooms to access and use Waterford for their early learning programs. It also makes it much easier for us to provide support for our users.”
We moved our curriculum to a new web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model early last year. Schools only need a computer with Internet to access Waterford in the cloud – making it the only comprehensive curriculum delivered fully in the cloud.
We think the growth is great news because of all the benefits of the cloud: Cloud-based curriculum helps schools reduce their overall curriculum, reporting, hardware and IT maintenance costs, and more easily access and use our software.
Here’s to an exciting year ahead, and even more students on the cloud in 2015!