Educational media platform to launch

PBSand WGBH, along with other PBS member stations, announced plans today to launch PBS LearningMedia, a new public media education platform available to teachers and students in time for the 2011-2012 school year. PBS LearningMedia will offer high-quality media from 1500 public media producers and more than 350 local PBS stations.
PBS LearningMedia will be available in two tiers from local PBS member stations: a free version available to every teacher and a premium service developed and distributed in partnership with state education departments or local school districts. Premium service options will include additional features such as bulk registrations, detailed analytics, integration with assessments, and credit-bearing professional development courses that will enhance the free content.