The Ohio Digital Classroom Selects PowerMediaPlus.com as a Media-on-Demand Provider for the State (January 12, 2006)
The coalition of Ohio's PBS stations and educational technology agencies cite content coverage and technology flexibility as key system benefits for K-12 schools.
Chicago, IL (January 12, 2006)—CLEARVUE & SVE, along with eight Ohio public television stations and four Ohio educational technology agencies, have partnered to bring the vast media resources of PowerMediaPlus.com to classrooms throughout the state.
"This is an exciting partnership for us, combining the reach of Ohio 's public television stations and Ed Tech Agencies with the scope of the PowerMediaPlus.com digital delivery capabilities," said Mike Kroening, Vice President of Sales for CLEARVUE & SVE. "This important relationship will make it possible for Ohio educators to obtain the next generation in digital media content and curriculum integration features."
The PowerMediaPlus.com media delivery solution for Ohio provides users with access to the extensive media found in the system—videos, clips, audio files, images, and print resources, all correlated to the Ohio Academic Content Standards—along with the Ohio Digital Classroom's existing video resources. The configuration utilizes a combination of Internet-delivered media and locally hosted content to best accommodate users' varied technology and bandwidth availability.
"We strive to provide K-12 schools throughout our state with the highest quality digital instructional media products and services available," said Gloria Skurski, Director of Content Development for ThinkTV—Greater Dayton Public Television and Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Classroom. "Adding PowerMediaPlus.com will triple the number of available video titles and will add new digital media content we haven't provided in the past, such as audio. PowerMediaPlus.com is a comprehensive and powerful educational media collection."
About Ohio Digital Classroom
The Ohio Digital Classroom is the statewide source for standards-based rich media content and supporting instructional, assessment, and professional development resources for K-12 schools provided through a consortium of Ohio 's Public Television stations and Educational Technology agencies. For more than 50 years, the stations and Ed Techs have provided instructional media, original Ohio media content, instructional technology services, and professional development for educators throughout the state. ODC's products and services are aligned with Ohio 's academic content standards in order to support school performance and student achievement and include media-on-demand, technology training for teachers, media solutions for school districts, and other related services.
PowerMediaPlus.com, the next generation in educational media-on-demand, is the only standards-based digital media application offering all media types: more than 2,600 curriculum videos; 18,000 core concept clips; 4,000 audio files; 25,000 photographs, illustrations, and clip art images; and 5,000 print resources. Many unique tools bring added value to the system, including a state-of-the-art search-and-retrieval mechanism, unlimited administrator levels of control, a video test prep tool, a current events portal, and much more. Content is easily customized, thousands of video clips are pre-cleared for user-directed editing, and media is accessible to educator and student users at school and at home. Video can be streamed or downloaded, either over the Internet or through locally hosted video servers using the system's free, fully integrated download management/scheduling software. Visit www.PowerMediaPlus.com for details.
About CLEARVUE & SVE
A leader in K-12 educational media publishing for more than 85 years, CLEARVUE & SVE has won countless awards for its programs, which include DVDs, VHS, digital videos, CD-ROMs, and the media-on-demand system PowerMediaPlus.com. With standards-based programs in all core disciplines––language arts, social studies, math, science, guidance, health, art, and music––CLEARVUE & SVE provides content and media delivery tailored for use in today's classroom.
Ohio Digital Classroom
Gloria Skurski, Director, Content Development and Broadcast Services, ThinkTV
937-220-1645 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEARVUE & SVE
Kelli Campbell, Vice President
773-775-9433 ext. 208 or email@example.com