CHICAGO, IL–New Dimension Media (NDM), a Questar company, announced the development of 15 innovative new features to be added to its CCC! Video on Demand system for September, 2007. The features will be officially announced at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) to be held June 24-27, 2007.
With CCC!, for the first time, homebound students and teachers will be able to stay connected with the exclusive "Classroom Live" interactive feature that allows for live webcasts enhanced with real-time text-based discussions. Classroom Live is a virtual classroom that features live video of the instructor, real-time text-based chat, a synchronized slideshow, the ability of users at home to "raise their hands," and ad hoc classroom resource materials. More, homebound students can utilize live webcasts to keep current on classroom activities and not fall behind in their work
Other new features, exclusive to CCC!, make it the most flexible and easy to use system available. The ability to incorporate syndicated content will allow teachers and students to search among school and district-approved subscribed resources as well as CCC!´s database. "Video Capture," another feature exclusive to CCC!, will allow students to record audio and video directly from their web browser for presentation on CCC!
CCC! is also the only video on demand system to integrate with iTunes, allowing students and teachers to watch CCC!´s award winning content anywhere on their iPods.
"CCC! Classroom Live with its virtual classroom technology, coupled with iTunes and iPod integration, ensure that school is always accessible and portable," Steve Springett, VP Technology and Engineering. "These exciting new features, coupled with the more than 30 features introduced earlier this year, keep CCC! at the forefront of video on demand."
CCC!, developed by NDM, features video, audio, animation and text resources that allow classroom instructors to provide high-quality media support to enhance existing grade-appropriate curriculums. CCC!´s core curriculum content was created specifically for the classroom by such leading educational media producers as National Geographic, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Phoenix Learning Group, the Agency for Instructional Television (AIT), among others.
Every CCC! program is correlated to state, national and Canadian provincial standards by Plato Learning Systems, and includes teacher´s guides, student activities and knowledge checks. CCC!´s Digital Director feature offers users the flexibility to bookmark and construct a playlist from more than 30,000 searchable program segments. CCC! also allows users to add school produced content to the system.
New Dimension Media (NDM) is recognized as one of the leading producers of original K-12 core curriculum video content to schools and public libraries. With 44 series and 417 programs produced in the last five years, no one produces more new core curriculum content than NDM. Founded in 1979 and based in Chicago, NDM boasts a distinguished library of Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics and Health & Guidance titles. They are also available on VHS and DVD, and for educational broadcast.