Oklahoma District Brings Video on Demand to Classrooms

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Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma is adopting video on demand across all of its sites. The district signed on last week with Library Video Co. for its Safari Montage service, bringing state-aligned content to classrooms in 88 locations.

"The Safari Montage system is just the latest tool in Tulsa Public Schools' arsenal of classroom technology," said Michael Zolkoski, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, in a prepared statement. "We are committed to keeping up with the times by using creative, up-to-date teaching methods that engage today's children."

Safari Montage is a WAN-based VOD and digital media management system designed specifically for schools. It includes four-, eight- and 10-bay server configurations, a core content package with pre-loaded titles from educational video producers (National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Disney Education, and others), tools for creating and adding content, and a WAN manager for districts delivering content to schools.

"This is exciting technology for Tulsa Public Schools," said Ellen Duecker, Director of Instructional Media and Library Services, "not only for the classroom teacher and students, but for applications throughout the District."

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