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Elizabeth Hillman, Discovery Education

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DISCOVERY EDUCATION PARTNERS WITH LIBER TO EXPAND GLOBAL FOOTPRINT TO SWEDEN

-- Discovery Education Espresso Will Offer Swedish Primary Schools Comprehensive, Engaging and Timely Digital Services to Accelerate Student Learning --

London, UK. (30 April, 2015) -- Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for school classrooms, today announced it has partnered with Liber, the leading educational content and services provider in Scandinavia. As part of this new relationship, Discovery Education will offer Swedish primary schools Discovery Education Espresso, a Swedish-translated version of the award-winning, cross-curricular UK primary service of the same name.

Created specifically for Swedish teachers and learners, Discovery Education Espresso is a digital learning service supporting the successful integration of digital media into teaching and learning. Currently available in 600 Swedish primary schools, the service offers content that is up-to-date, age-appropriate and aligned directly to Lgr 11, the Swedish national curriculum. As part of this new partnership with Liber, Discovery Education will license and develop Discovery Education Espresso and provide weekly resource updates. Liber will oversee service delivery and customer support, while Discovery Education will manage language translation and curriculum alignment. 

Discovery Education Espresso covers 15 subjects across the Swedish primary school curriculum for Grades 1-5, including maths, science, history, geography, Swedish language and English as a foreign language.  The service engages students with more than 7000 digital media resources for all subjects, such as video clips, activities, quizzes and challenges, worksheets, storybooks, maps and images. Additionally, Discovery Education Espresso continuously provides timely news content to educators and keeps students engaged in current global issues through  biweekly broadcasts from a Swedish news service for primary schools, as well as regular, age-appropriate reports from Sweden’s leading daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.

“This newly formed partnership with Liber highlights Discovery Education’s commitment to transforming teaching and learning across the globe with the highest quality, relevant digital content,” said Chris Mathews, Vice-President, International Partnerships “We are pleased to be working with such an esteemed partner and we are confident that Discovery Education Espresso will continue to provide Swedish educators with the high quality resources they need to build engaging digital learning environments for their students.”

At Liber we are proud to partner with global leader Discovery Education. This enables us to hold a market leading position in Primary digital content as well as develop Professional Development in the Swedish market,” says Sales Manager, Patrik Eide.
For more information about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom and the whole world.

Discovery Education offers a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. Award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, which includes the popular global television networks Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet.

For more information about Discovery Education’s Professional Development Programme and other services and resources, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

About Liber                                                                                                                                
Liber is the leading educational content and services provider in Scandinavia, with a strong brand presence across primary, secondary, higher and professional education. It also has the broadest portfolio of electronic teaching materials on the market; its e-learning products are achieving fast growth – almost doubling between 2010 and 2012.

Liber’s e-learning resources comprise more than 200 online books and more than 50 educational services. These span all subjects taught at primary level, via Liber Espresso, and all the major subjects taught at secondary level. Products include e-labs, e-reference books, e-courses for higher education and more than 60 e-books for professionals. The company is Sweden’s number one supplier of primary and secondary teaching resources.