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Learn360

Posted Mar 1, 2009
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The Product: Learn360

The Company:

AIM Education, Inc.

45 Executive Drive, Suite 201

Plainview, NY 11803

Phone: (800) 431-1934, ext. 6001

Internet: www.learn360.com

The Learn360 video streaming service for K–12 education now offers a My Learn360 homepage designed to individualize the user experience for educators. The page provides a variety of teacher-requested tools developed to help educators complete tasks quickly and strengthen communication with students and colleagues.

The new page features access to activities and teacher’s guides, as well as tools for creating assignments and quizzes, uploading and sharing documents and media, publishing classroom blogs, developing a personalized calendar, and podcasting.

Some highlights among the new offerings include the ability to create multimedia assignments and quizzes, pull questions from an existing question bank, create quizzes that are easily assigned and automatically graded, upload and instantly share a diverse variety of document types (Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, CSV, RTF, TXT, SMART Notebook, and Promethean Flipchart), and add podcasts to iTunes in one click.

The Learn360 service offers materials selected to provide targeted curriculum support from a variety of educational video producers such as PBS, National Geographic, Standard Deviants, Slim Goodbody, Sunburst Media, and others. The service includes thousands of educational videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video files, and still images. All of the full-length videos and video clips are aligned to state standards. New content is added on a regular basis as Learn360 develops or licenses new materials.

Each video is available in three formats for viewing and downloading: Flash, Windows Media, and QuickTime. Still images are offered in .jpg format; audio files are in MP3 format. The internet-delivered content can be offered on LAN (local area network) or WAN (wide area network) systems.

Users can add links to their own content in any digital or audio format. Districts or schools can customize their Learn360 site to provide access to additional previously owned media. State standards correlations can be added to the Learn360 database.

The service provides flexible administrative features and Flash tutorials on Learn360’s components and functions. Toll-free telephone technical support is available every business day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time.

Learn360, for Macintosh and Windows users with internet access, is offered as an annual subscription that allows on-demand access for educators, administrators, and students using school and home computers. The price includes access to all content (including premium National Geographic and PBS brands, as well as optional local hosting) with no additional fees. A free 30-day trial is available at www.learn360.com.


 
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