Major Educational Content Providers Join Forces with Global Grid for Learning

Posted by admin on January 18, 2012


Global Grid for Learning (GGfL), provider of one of the world’s largest collections of digital educational content, today announced it will be adding to its service over 100,000 curriculum resources from Hutchinson Encyclopedia, Audio Network, Amazing People Club, Eye2eye Software, and Geography Photos.

The latest content additions mean GGfL now offers schools access to over 1.5 million digital resources – including videos, interactive activities, images and animations – from 45 trusted providers.

“The ability to access high quality digital resources reliably, quickly and easily is critical for teachers,” said Julian Mobbs, Managing Director of Global Grid for Learning, a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based EduTone. “Often teachers have to cope with content subscriptions from several providers and from locations with different logins. Our latest content providers add tremendous value to GGfL and help us accelerate our mission to provide teachers with a single source for high quality, curriculum-relevant teaching and learning resources, both freely available and paid for, from multiple sources.” He added, “We will be announcing further content acquisitions before January’s BETT Show where we will be showcasing the latest version of our new content service, and demonstrating how it will integrate with our freely available web services, MyCurriculum.com – which GGfL recently acquired from the Qualification and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) – and Wetheteachers.com, and how it already works seamlessly with the EduTone XchangeTM single sign-on and identity management platform”.

The Hutchinson Encyclopedia represents the UK’s leading single volume encyclopaedia with over 21 million words and over 80,000 reference resources ranging from articles, maps, diagrams, illustrations, audio clips and animations. The extensive resources, provided by Helicon, an RM company, are regularly updated and include timely information, including an article on the recently created country of South Sudan, for instance.

The Audio Network library will add its collection of professional music tracks, used by many of the world’s leading media companies and covering a very wide variety of styles. The resources are intended for use in a variety of educational applications, from drama teachers using sounds to help describe character traits, to dance teachers using backing tracks for their classes, to student film makers using the music as a sound track to their videos.

The Amazing People Club will provide GGfL with eBooks and audio titles that offer students insights into the exploits, achievements and motivations of some of the world’s most inspirational figures like Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, Curie, Mozart, Michelangelo, Darwin, Einstein and many others. Each resource, written in the first person, recreates the life stories of famous people as though they were giving personal interviews.

Geography Photos contributes its library of over 13,000 high quality, copyright-safe and trustworthy images for geography lessons. The Geographical Association recognised the contribution of Geography Photos through an award for its value to education.

Eye2eye Software offers teachers and students photographed points of interest across the whole of Britain with immersive 360 degree panoramas. The resources cover commonly taught topics spanning historic sites, mountain peaks, coasts and interiors.

More information can be found at http://www.ggflondemand.com

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