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Naver Cloud, Jeollabuk-do Office Ink MOU for Whale Space Edtech

Seoul, South Korea - Naver Cloud and the Jeollabuk-do Office of Education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an optimized education platform through Whale Space.

Why it matters: 

As South Korea's public education sector proactively adopts new technologies, the move reflects broader trends in South Korea's education technology landscape.

The Key Points 

  • Naver Cloud and Jeollabuk-do's Office of Education aim to build a customized education platform using Whale Space technology.
  • The platform will follow a data policy that grants educational data rights to institutions.
  • More than 17,000 educational institutions in South Korea are already using Whale Space, with more than 1.3 million account numbers.

What they say

Hyo Kim, director of Naver Cloud, said the company aims to foster a data-driven educational environment in collaboration with the Jeonbuk Education Office.

What comes next

The two organizations will continue their technical cooperation, focusing on the stable development and operation of Jeonbuk's education platforms. 

Naver Cloud will assist by applying HyperClover X technology to further technological advancements in the educational environment. 

The collaboration also outlines plans to distribute 18,200 Whale Books to sixth graders and specialized schools within the year. 

These devices are designed to work in synergy with Whale Space and will be accompanied by educational capacity-building training for educators.