INDIANAPOLIS–This morning when the CBS Early Show aired a segment on using interactive video to enhance teaching and learning, the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) played a critical–and familiar–behind-the-scenes role. CILC helped connect the Early Show with content providers who offer educational programs that enhance learning while meeting academic standards.

CILC´s Director of Content Services Julia Heighway linked content providers with CBS on behalf of CILC client Tandberg, a leading provider of videoconferencing products. Reef HQ, located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, conducted a live session from the Great Barrier Reef during the early morning broadcast. CBS also showed footage of interactive sessions with the Center for Puppetry in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mote Marine, in Sarasota, Florida.
Drawing from 12 years of experience, CILC works with schools and other clients to manage the successful integration of technology. In addition, consultants help clients access and develop educational and professional development programming, as well as community partnerships, all relying on videoconferencing.

On a daily basis, CILC connects national and international experts and specialists with classrooms across the nation. Through www.CILC.org, schools choose from nearly 850 teacher-evaluated programs that range from the arts to the sciences to history. CILC partners with over 135 content providers–from museums to zoos to theatres and more–that offer content that is innovative, relevant, and motivational.

The result is enhanced learning that meets academic standards. At the same time schools take full advantage of interactive technology they save time and money by bringing rich, global experiences right into the classroom.

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