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Includes Key Content Provider Relationship with BBC Worldwide Learning
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 12, 2014–
Junction Education™ today announced the launch of its behavioral learning platform, with immediate availability of its web and iPad apps. Junction seamlessly integrates open and premium web-based educational content and tools into engaging experiences. Junction shapes positive study behaviors by modeling best practices of top performers, anonymously, for each class. Junction also announced an agreement with BBC Worldwide Learning to include portions of its content library spanning over one million hours of original programming assembled over 75 years into Junction’s initial courses in Sociology, U.S. History and Macroeconomics. Junction is available today on the web at www.junctioneducation.com or the App Store (appstore.com/junction).
An example lesson home page in Junction (Photo: Business Wire)
“Junction’s curated, and customizable, courses are perfect for face-to-face, hybrid or fully online learning,” said Vineet Madan, Founder and CEO of Junction Education. “Junction saves instructors time and students both time and money.”
“BBC Worldwide Learning’s award-winning digital video content brings lessons to life across many critical subjects from sciences to the arts, economics to literature, and history to current events. Junction is an innovative educational platform that will showcase BBC Worldwide Learning’s vast catalog in an engaging and user-friendly format,” said Jan Ross, Senior Vice President, BBC Worldwide Learning.
Junction’s features include:
- World-class media across every course to engage learners
- Embedded assessments, with available auto-grading, to save instructor time while charting student progress
- Instant messaging that facilitates collaboration
- Cloud-synced note-taking
“Junction uses data to guide students into developing positive study behaviors – it has significant potential to enhance learning,” said Dr. Edward Weis, Dean, School of Business at Mercy College. “Junction’s integration of all forms of media, video, slides, readings and assessments culminating in active learning projects is impressive and aligns well with the Mercy model.” Additional pilot institutions include Bronx Community College, Hofstra University, Montclair State University, and Reynolds Community College.
Junction announced that former McGraw-Hill Education Presidents Robert J. Bahash and Peter C. Davis as well as former Pearson Education Global CMO Gary L. June have joined the company’s advisory board.
For more information about Junction Education, and to download the app, visit www.junctioneducation.com.
About BBC Worldwide Learning
Established in 2013, BBC Worldwide Learning is a premium provider of short form content for the global education market. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide Learning offers custom video solutions from clip licensing to fully produced projects that educate, inform and entertain teachers and students alike. BBC Worldwide Learning operates from offices in London, New York, Mumbai and Los Angeles.
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