FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 02.07.11
Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates
Discovery Education’s Digital Content Now Compatible With Learning.com
Silver Spring, Md. (February 7, 2011) – Discovery Education’s suite of digital curriculum-based services, including Discovery Education streaming Plus, Discovery Education Science and Media Share, are now compatible with Learning.com’s Web-enabled Sky digital learning environment.
Discovery Education is the leading provider of high-quality curriculum-based digital content and professional development resources. Available in more than half of U.S. schools, Discovery Education’s services support educators nationwide as they transition to using dynamic digital media as their core instructional resource.
Learning.com is a pioneer in providing premier, Web-enhanced instruction focused on innovative, results-oriented solutions with a singular, over-riding purpose: to improve student learning. The Sky learning environment is specifically designed for K-12 teachers and administrators, and provides educators with easy and intuitive tools to successfully incorporate 21st century skills into their teaching.
By making Discovery Education digital services compatible with Sky, Learning.com users can now access the company’s content using one single username and password. In addition, Discovery Education’s digital content will now appear in Learning.com users’ searches alongside Learning.com content. Finally, Learning.com users can now easily include Discovery Education’s digital assets when creating their own curriculum items or customized units within Sky.
“This is an exciting partnership because both Discovery Education and Learning.com are committed to providing educators the resources they need to build 21st century learning environments that engage students,” commented Joan Kelly-Smith, vice president, Discovery Education. “We look forward to working together to improve student academic achievement.”
“Helping educators engage students in the classroom in a way that mirrors their interaction with information outside the classroom is critical,” commented William J. Kelly, CEO, Learning.com. “Through our partnership, Discovery Education and Learning.com help educators meet the needs of today’s students.”
About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
Founded in 1999, Learning.com helps K-12 teachers and administrators improve student learning through our curriculum solutions and assessments, delivered in our Sky digital learning environment. We save teachers time – enabling them to focus on their instructional relationships with their students, rather than classroom management tasks. And we support districts to make the most of their digital resources. Learn more about our award-winning curriculum solutions that fuel kids’ desire to learn in STEM, math, science and technology, and our full suite of assessments for 21st century skills and tech literacy. Visit www.learning.com or call 800-580-4640.