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Iowa Public Television to Beta Test new Digital Learning Library in Fall 2011

April 19, 2011

Iowa Public Television will launch a beta version of an online repository of digital learning resources starting September, 2011. The Iowa Digital Learning Library (tentative title) is IPTV’s connection to a PBS initiative to create a digital media repository of public media content that houses and distributes a comprehensive range of learning objects designed specifically for classroom use and delivered to teachers exclusively through local PBS stations. These learning objects include video, audio, images, games, interactives, and documents.

As part of an ongoing, multi-year research initiative to identify and provide effective digital media in the classroom, PBS is aggregating the best educational content from national producers, local stations and non-profit partners to make these resources more accessible and practical for classroom use. This new service will be comprised of high-quality multimedia resources from PBS member stations, award-winning PBS broadcast programs, Teachers' Domain, and partner organizations such as NPR, Smithsonian, NASA and the National Archives. All of the content will be aligned to national and and common core standards and tagged for easy searching. Video resources from 30- and 60-minute television programs will be edited into short segments or chapters that are more classroom-friendly and meet the needs of teachers and students in a 21st-century learning environment.

Participate in the Iowa Digital Learning Library Pilot Project
Be one of the first Iowa teachers to access this new service and make your voice heard. Sign up online to receive a notification when the service is launched, to receive invitations for special professional development opportunities for you or your school, and for the chance to share your perspective to ensure that the service meets the needs of Iowa teachers.
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