Press Release: Copia Partners With LearningField and Leading Publishers in Australia to Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Subscription-Based Digital Classroom
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Copia, a leading provider of customized digital classroom solutions, today announced it is powering the interactive learning experience behind LearningField. An industry initiative in Australia led by Copyright Agency, LearningField aims to transform classroom instruction by delivering complete, grade-level content aligned with core educational standards in a seamless digital environment.
Teachers Have the Power to Curate Content Aligned to Curriculum
Through a single per-student subscription fee, LearningField allows teachers and students to access an entire multi-publisher grade-level library aligned to the Australian, New South Wales and Victorian curricula - all housed inside Copia's interactive classroom environment. Using intuitive search and discovery tools, teachers are able to easily curate materials to support the diverse needs of students in years seven through ten. LearningField is currently being piloted in a number of Australian schools and will be available for general use in the 2014 school year. It is supported by five of Australia's largest educational publishers as well as a number of smaller publishers and is being developed as a solution for the entire industry.
"LearningField is like the 'Spotify' for secondary education, allowing teachers to tailor exactly the content they want to the specific needs of their students, as they can select any chapter of any text in the catalogue," said Ben Heuston, director of LearningField. "We have achieved the delicate balance of a model that is flexible and affordable for schools, while ushering in exciting, new revenue models for publishers in the digital age."
"A Copia-powered LearningField can be a model for integrating technology, education and publishing around the world," said Ben Lowinger, executive vice president of Copia. "This initiative creates an environment that provides personalized differentiation to enable meaningful instruction for students at various learning levels. Combined with immediate access to a broad selection of relevant materials from the leading educational publishers, Australian secondary school educators using LearningField will be the first in the world to use this innovative platform [and may be the best equipped teachers in the world.] Copia is excited to be part of such a forward-thinking approach."