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Discovery US launches broadband educational video service

MUMBAI: Discovery Education a division of Discovery US has announced the launch of Cosmeo. This is a new homework help tool. Designed for a generation that lives online, Cosmeo harnesses the power of broadband and media to help kids achieve academic breakthroughs. Discovery says that 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.

Discovery founder John Hendricks says, "For more than 20 years, Discovery has been committed to providing knowledge that satisfies human curiosity across any platform. Cosmeo is the latest extension of this commitment and we believe has the potential to revolutionise how our children learn and process information today. 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 built on the success of Discovery's united streaming service, the most widely used educational video streaming resource for schools, reaching more than 70,000 schools and teaching more than 30 million students. The award-winning service has been scientifically proven to increase student achievement. Cosmeo builds upon united streaming's proven technology and content and engages students in a way that makes learning fun.

Discovery US president and CEO Judith McHale says, "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. 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."

The product features include:

30,000 educational videos that make complex topics easier to understand and retain;
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.

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