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Learning Platform Simplifies Pricing Structure
Bergen, Norway-based education solutions provider it's learning has overhauled the pricing structure for its individual student-centered learning platform. Effective immediately, the platform will be available to all K-12 schools throughout North America for $995 per individual school building or facility. The company made the announcement at last week's Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE) 2010 Technology Conference in Foxborough, MA.
Focusing on the needs of individual learners rather than classes or groups classified by member needs, it's learning offers a range of standard features found on most learning platforms, including a variety of tools for accessing and sharing both text and digital content, collaborating on content creation and project development, parent and teacher access, and assessment and review. The platform also provides Web 2.0 tools including blogs, wikis, mail, chat, and A/V conferencing.
However, the it's learning platform also includes the following functions, primarily geared toward individualized instruction:
- Differentiated user interfaces that can be customized to grade level, progress level, and other needs of individual students;
- User pages, task charts, and other organizational tools for each member of an individual student's community, including parents, teachers, and mentors;
- Tool for each student to create and share his or her own wiki, plus a wiki assessment tool;
- Built-in audio and video recorders for easy multimedia creation;
- ePortfolios that allow educators and parents to monitor student progress and permanently store original text and video creations;
- Individual page design tools;
- Tool for each user to create a personal library for visitors to access; and
- Optional unique URLs for each student for Web access to materials they've created and choose to display.
Finally, the platform comes with administrator tools, such as a built-in software development kit for user customization and a plagiarism control system supported by an international database of online materials for teachers to monitor for potential cheating.
For further information on the it's learning platform, including a free demonstration and details on the $995 pricing plan, contact the company via the registration page.
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