FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 04.23.12
Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
Heidi May, Discovery Education
DISCOVERY EDUCATION LAUNCHES DISCOVERY EDUCATION HIGHER ED, A NEW DIGITAL CONTENT SERVICE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS
- Created in collaboration with HERDI, the service will launch in pilot with Chattanooga State Community College and Bossier Parish Community College -
Silver Spring, Md. (April 23, 2012) - Discovery Education has announced the launch of Discovery Education Higher Ed, a new digital content service specifically designed for community college instructors and students. Discovery Education has partnered with Chattanooga State Community College and Bossier Parish Community College to bring Discovery Education Higher Ed to classrooms through a pilot program.
"Discovery Education is excited to partner with Chattanooga State Community College and Bossier Parish Community College to bring current, relevant and engaging resources to instructors and students," said Scott Kinney, senior vice president, Discovery Education. "The partnership demonstrates the schools` commitment to providing students with resources that will help them develop the skills necessary to enter a competitive workforce."
"Participating in the pilot program is part of our ongoing efforts to provide teachers and students with current and innovative resources and high-quality content," said Dr. James Catanzaro of Chattanooga State Community College. "We are excited to be among the first community colleges to use the Discovery Education Higher Ed service in our classrooms." Chattanooga State Community College will pilot the service in Biology and American History I classes across the campus.
Discovery Education Higher Ed provides curriculum-based, digital content to community colleges across the U.S. to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today`s job market. Comprised of subscription-based and free content, the service offers instructors and students resources that are current, relevant and engaging, including video clips, ebook passages and more.
Discovery Education developed Discovery Education Higher Ed in collaboration with the Higher Education Research & Development Institute (HERDI) and its advisory board of community college presidents. Discovery Education Higher Ed is currently available for pilot with sixteen courses within the disciplines of Natural and Physical Science, Mathematics, History and English. The service will fully launch with thirty-three courses across ten disciplines for the 2012-2013 academic year.
"Bossier Parish Community College is excited to participate in the Discovery Education Higher Ed pilot program. We are optimistic about the potential of this resource to dramatically enhance the teaching and learning experience for our faculty and students," said Chancellor Jim Henderson. Bossier Parish Community College will pilot the service in history and science classes.
In addition to Chattanooga State Community College and Bossier Parish Community College, Daytona State College, Lone Star College CyFair, Montgomery County Community College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg also will be piloting the service.
For more information about Discovery Education Higher Ed, visit www.discoveryeducationhighered.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.