Woodbury, NY – (May 16, 2011) – Learn360, an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, announced today that it has entered into a district-wide contract with Elgin School District U-46.
Learn360’s high quality yet affordably priced product led Elgin School District U-46 to make a switch from its previous educational video streaming provider, even in the face of severe budget cuts.
“Affordability and a well rounded educational package define our service,” said Mike Kroening, executive vice president of sales at Learn360. “We were able to provide Elgin School District U-46 with the latest in video streaming technology that met their budgetary needs while increasing overall quality for their students.”
Learn360 provides its customers with thousands of digital video titles, images, articles, audio files and podcasts. This district-wide contract covers 53 schools in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and allows Learn360 to provide resources for better learning to more than 40,000 students. These trusted resources are provided by over 60 top educational publishers such as Encyclopedia Britannica, A&E Television (which include A&E, History and Bio), PBS and National Geographic, among others.
Like school districts across the country, Elgin U-46 wanted to provide cutting-edge educational content despite deep budgetary reductions. Learn360 provided the right solution.
“We found ourselves in the difficult position of challenging our students with creative educational material but with fewer dollars,” said Jennifer McDonnell, coordinator of information technology at Elgin School District U-46. “With an enrollment representing more than 60 cultures, we are committed to our standard of improving student learning across the board. Learn360 allowed us to do just that.”
For more information about Learn360 and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit www.Learn360.com.
About Learn 360
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. Learn360 is a division of AIM Education, Inc. For more information, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit www.learn360.com.
About Elgin School District U-46
Elgin School District U-46, the second-largest school district in Illinois serves portions of 11 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Elgin School District U-46 serves more than 40,000 students in grades pre-K-12 with 40 elementary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools. The mission of Elgin School District U-46 is to help all of our children realize and maximize their individual potential to become responsible, productive and contributing members of our community and society. Visit www.u-46.org.