This new product from NCS Learn allows schools with limited resources to get more than 6,000 hours of standards-based instruction from the company’s SuccessMaker product suite of comprehensive courseware.
SuccessMaker Classroom is geared to provide smaller, less technologically advanced institutions with access to computer-based learning tools and lesson plans. The Classroom version allows small schools to choose from three different product bundles at an affordable price: Elementary Core, Elementary Selection, and Middle School Core curricula.
Each bundle contains a combination of standards-based activities and instruction for several major subject areas. There are programs for math, language arts, and English as a second language. Students can also hone their critical thinking skills through real-world simulations and structured explorations.
SuccessMaker Classroom’s power and economy lie in its delivery via the Quantum Snap Server 1000/40GB, a portable, cost-effective server that fits easily into a classroom or lab and is easy to install and maintain, according to NCS Learn. Schools must purchase the server directly from Quantum or a Quantum reseller.
“Just because a school is small or has limited technical resources doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from the power of comprehensive courseware systems,” said Steve Gardner, vice president of marketing and business development for NCS Learn. “This is a perfect way for private and rural schools, after-school programs, and even Boys & Girls Clubs to let technology help their students achieve their potential.”
NCS Learn delivers the product to the school and supplies two days of on-site consulting during its implementation. SuccessMaker Classroom is available only in 10- or 20-license packs; however, because licenses are defined by computers instead of users, multiple students can benefit from each license.