One district saw a boost in student engagement after incorporating streaming media.

Students and staff at a Galesburg, Ill., school district are giving a ringing endorsement to Learn360’s broad range of services that have enhanced the interactive learning experience at an affordable price. From blogging in the classroom to the accessibility of streaming video – creating a new class room curriculum at the click of a mouse – along with an unparalleled professional development platform for educators, Learn360 has energized and inspired Galesburg students and staff in just a matter of months.

The district includes 11 schools, and Galesburg is using Learn360 in three secondary schools – Galesburg High School, Churchill Junior High, and Lombard Middle School. Learn360 became available at the start of the 2010-11 school year.

Learn360 was a cost-effective solution for Community Unit School District #205 staff who, like their in-state peers and those in neighboring states, constantly found themselves in the crosshairs of lawmakers seeking to slash education budgets in this period of national economic stagnation.

District administrators were hoping to inspire students and educators through an updated and technologically-focused learning initiative that wouldn’t break the bank, and after an evaluation period, chose Learn360.

The district’s DVD library was rapidly becoming outdated, and social media websites, such as YouTube, were inaccessible. Now young eyes are being opened to thousands of streaming educational videos from trusted sources, including National Geographic, PBS, Encyclopedia Britannica, and A&E Television Networks.