New York, NY, April 3, 2020—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The distance learning packages provide open access to curated, multi-subject groups of online databases, with or without streaming video collections, for elementary schools, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries—helping educators and librarians set up virtual classrooms and remote reference libraries for their students in the wake of closures due to the pandemic.
“These are unprecedented times, and educational institutions face unique challenges as they work to create successful remote learning environments,” said Paul Skordilis, president and CEO of Infobase. “We created these distance learning solutions because we want to help our community in this time of need, and we know that our online resources, created with distance learning in mind, can be of great value.”
Distance Learning Tools Offer Educators New Ways to Engage Students Remotely
Infobase’s online resources offer a multitude of features that are particularly suited for virtual instruction. Content can be shared to Google Classroom and most learning management systems, as well as saved to Google Drive for collaborative use among students. Essay topics, discussion questions, full texts of literary classics, editorially curated Topic Centers, interactive games and quizzes, and self-assessment questions allow students to easily delve deep into their subject matter and test themselves along the way. Infobase’s streaming video collections allow educators and librarians to create and share playlists, add personalized video introductions, and even upload custom content to share with students.
“We deeply admire the way the educational community has rallied together the past few weeks,” said Skordilis. “We’re all looking for ways to help and support one another, and we’re proud to be a part of that spirit. It is our sincere hope that accessing our distance learning resources will provide those who need it most with the tools to seamlessly continue their learning and teaching.”
For access to Infobase’s distance learning packages, visit www.Infobase.com/gate-we597.
To learn more about Infobase, visit www.Infobase.com.
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, The World Almanac®, Learn360, Credo, The Mailbox®, and Films Media Group, Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. For more than 75 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the needs of schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home.
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