The BBC will now play a significant role, as part of a public/private
partnership, in the development and introduction of the world's
first comprehensive 'Curriculum Online' service launched by the
British Department for Education and Skills in 2002.
The new BBC service will use the power of interactivity to provide
a range of compelling multi-media content. Students will be offered
a mix of digital learning resources including video, flash animations,
interactive games, printable worksheets, text pages and illustrations
providing a variety of ways to learn.
These will be offered within a 'Virtual Learning Environment' which
will provide the space online where students can interact with the
resources, giving them flexibility to navigate through the service
in the way best suited to their style of learning.
It will also allow teachers to personalise and manage the service.
The £150 million service will be built up over a five-year period
and will cover subjects from across the curriculum at all levels,
including minority subjects and materials for those with special