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Discovery Communication launches online homework service

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MUMBAI: Capitalizing on broadband video, Discovery Communications has launched Cosmeo, an online homework help service engineered for the twenty first century family.

The site has been designed for the generation that lives online, Cosmeo harnesses the power of broadband and media to help kids achieve academic breakthroughs.

In an official statement, Cosmeo is the only comprehensive digital library that includes easy to digest homework help, interactive learning games and more than 30,000 video clips that are correlated to grade level and state curriculum standards.

The intuitive interface allows kids in grades K through 12 across the 50 states to instantly reference video clips and other learning tools for any required assignment in all key subject areas.

For more than 20 years, Discovery has been committed to providing knowledge that satisfies human curiosity across any platform," Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks said. "Cosmeo will bring the world to students at the click of a mouse and will allow them to continue their learning experience at home and improve their performance at school."

"Cosmeo is the first educational tool to teach today's kids in the way they learn best. This online product meets them where they're spending most of their time and is helping to define how they learn today," said Discovery Communications president and CEO Judith A McHale.

"Cosmeo also gives parents a terrific window into their kids' education and the ability to participate in their progress at school like never before. We sense families across the United States will find a real benefit in, for example, the WebMath section, which offers a full spectrum of math learning -- from third-grade multiplication tables to advanced calculus -- with easy-to- understand, step-by-step solutions," added McHale.

Cosmeo's features include:

30,000 educational videos that make complex topics easier to understand and retain;
Powerful search tools that instantly locate information by subject,grade level, and keyword -- something no other search engine can do;

Over 15,000 interactive quizzes and 200 subject-related Brain Games, all supported by videos;
20,000 high-resolution digital photos and 2,300 clip art images available for school projects;
Digital encyclopedia with access to over 27,000 research articles, soon to be expanded;

WebMath equation solver detailing step-by-step explanations to most math problems; and much more.

Cosmeo, tested by educators and consumers with content proven to help students with homework and learning, is available for the introductory price of $9.95 per month or $99 per year after a free 30-day trial. The standard retail price of Cosmeo is $12.95 per month or $129 per year.

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