Discovery Education and CDW-G have announced a partnership to offer customized video servers to school districts across the country. The new video server options expand upon Discovery Education's existing local hosting option for its unitedstreaming video-on-demand service, according to the announcement.
Local hosting allows schools/school districts to access unitedstreaming content and features via servers installed on site. Video and other content is streamed or downloaded from the local network, decreasing the load on their Internet connection. Server management software ensures automatic, seamless updates of the locally hosted content during off-peak hours, and schools/school districts also have the option to add their own content, making it searchable and available only to users on their network, the announcement states.
Unitedstreaming features more than 4,000 full-length videos chaptered into over 40,000 content-specific video clips that can be streamed or downloaded directly into the classroom, either via the Internet or though locally hosted video servers. The content is correlated to individual state education standards and also includes teachers' guides, student activities, sample lesson plans, classroom integration ideas, and almost 20,000 digital images covering all K-12 subject areas. A host of interactive features including a custom quiz creator, self-paced video tutorials, and training modules designed to help teachers learn how to easily incorporate unitedstreaming into their daily lessons are also included, according to Discovery Education.
For more information about this partnership, unitedstreaming, or any of Discovery Education's other products and services, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com
Source: Discovery Education, http://www.discoveryeducation.com; CDW-G, http://www.CDWG.com