Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Bigchalk, CBS News Announce Content Agreement. (News)

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Bigchalk, CBS News Announce Content Agreement. (News)

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CBS News has agreed to supply its news content to bigchalk's online library and classroom products for five years. The content will come largely from "CBS Evening News" and include material from programs such as "Sunday Morning."

"[The agreement adds] about 2,000 hours of video footage to bigchalk's database and multimedia content," says Jack Lynch, bigchalk's CEO. "It is the most compelling news footage of the 20th and 21st centuries. It helps educators make learning more engaging for their students, which I think is particularly significant since this generation of kids has grown accustomed to the strong presence of digital media."

Scheduled to be available before summer, the content will offer thousands of stories ranging from news to profiles and features on music, pop culture and sports. It will be accessible through bigchalk's recently launched bigchalk Multimedia product, with portions of the content also available on bigchalk Library and bigchalk Integrated Classroom.

Updated daily, bigchalk Multimedia is the company's new reference database for middle and high school students that is devoted to multimedia content. …

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