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October 24th, 2012
Press Release: VIRGINIA’S LARGEST SCHOOL DISCTRICT, FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SELECTS LEARN360 AS EXCLUSIVE MULTIMEDIA PROVIDER
WOODBURY, NY – Learn360 (www.Learn360.com), an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, today announces that after a stringent request for proposal (RFP) evaluation of streaming media companies, Fairfax County Public Schools in the state of Virginia will now receive streaming media services from Learn360.
The largest district in Virginia and the 11th largest district in the United States, Fairfax County Public Schools, signed a multi-year contract to exclusively use Learn360 as its digital streaming and management provider. It was Learn360’s vast array of highly rated content that resonated well with the school district throughout the RFP process.
“By offering outstanding quality media, Learn360 provides students and teachers with access to an abundance of curriculum-appropriate multimedia,” said Mike Kroening, executive vice president of sales at Learn360. “Additionally, our user-friendly website helps to provide our educational communities with the tools to keep learning informative and fun, 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. Being chosen as the exclusive provider for the Fairfax County Public Schools supports our goal of being a top-tier solution for 21st century classrooms.”
The multi-year contract with the district allows schools to stream or download Learn360’s collection of videos. Fairfax County will also upload custom content to the server for its students and educators to incorporate in lessons. This district-wide contract covers more than 200 schools and allows Learn360 to provide core resources to more than 22,000 teachers and 175,000 students.
“Our schools focus on using multimedia to enhance instruction,” said Karen Sokol, IT project manager at Fairfax County Public Schools. “Our new subscription to Learn360 will allow teachers to select and use streamed videos, audio files, images and other media that can accentuate or reinforce a concept for students. A contemporary and growing catalog that is aligned with state standards, and an interface designed for ease of use will make Learn360 a valuable K-12 supplemental resource in our schools.”
Learn360 provides customers with thousands of digital video titles, images, articles, audio files and podcasts. These trusted resources are provided by top educational publishers such as BBC Motion Gallery, Encyclopedia Britannica, A&E Television Networks (which include A&E, History and Bio) and National Geographic, among others. For more information or to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit Learn360.com.
With an extensive library of digital video titles and online resources, Learn360 gives educators and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations. Setting a superior standard of quality for video streaming, Learn360 delivers the rich resources educators need to bring standards-based and differentiated instruction to students everywhere. For more information, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit www.learn360.com.