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School Specialty Media Introduces Learn360 Online Video Streaming Service

Posted Jan 23, 2008
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School Specialty Media announced at the Florida Educational Technology its new online Learn360 video streaming service for K-12 schools. Learn360 achieves a superior standard of quality for video streaming with a flexible back end built specifically for educators, the announcement states.


Available now for an annual subscription, Learn360 offers a growing library of full-length educational videos, thousands of video clips, audio files, and still images accessed over the Internet at The site enables users to add their own content and includes robust administrative features. All full-length videos and video clips are aligned to state standards. Anybody in a district, including students, can access the site anytime from anywhere there is Internet access.


Each video for Learn360 is hand-selected, analyzed for quality, and recorded from high-quality masters in three formats that educators can choose from for viewing and downloading: Flash, Windows Media, and QuickTime. This provides users the capability to view videos at DVD quality. Still images are jpg and audio files are MP3 format. Districts can seamlessly customize the site to provide their educators with access to other media that they already own within Learn360. It works with their existing media service. Users can add links to their own content in any digital video or audio format, incorporating it into the management system.


Proprietary content for Learn360 is provided by School Specialty Media’s Sunburst Visual Media product line. Content is also provided through partnerships with National Geographic, PBS, Goldhil Entertainment, Standard Deviants, Mazzarella Companies, Monterey Media, Rock the SAT, Lou Reda Productions, Allegro Productions, Twin Sisters, and more. The subscription price includes access to all content, including premium National Geographic and PBS brands, and optional local hosting, with no additional fees. School Specialty Media will add content on an ongoing basis as it develops or licenses new materials.


After extensive use throughout the Fall by many K-12 schools in the state of New Jersey, Learn360 is available to schools now as an annual subscription through School Specialty Media. The service is for both Macintosh and Windows users with Internet access. Learn360 can accommodate users at all Internet access speeds, but a minimum of a DSL connection is recommended. The subscription allows administrators, educators and students on-demand access on both school and home computers via the Internet. The price for Learn360 is customized for schools, districts, regional media centers, or states.

Educators can also see a sample video clip from Learn360 or sign up for a free 30-day trial by visiting


Source: School Specialty, Inc.,

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