Encyclopædia Britannica

Schools Selected to Trial New Educational Resources

Press Release   •   Nov 14, 2011 14:29 GMT

Britannica SmartStudy will be available to both primary and secondary schools throughout the regions to help students with revision for exams in a range of cross-curricular subjects at Key Stage 2, 3 and GCSE levels and for Scottish examinations.

 

The new resource from Encyclopædia Britannica encourages independent learning through a games-based approach to study and facilitates effective homework, revision and exam practice by setting students challenges and earning points with a variety of quizzes and games.

 

Britannica SmartStudy also supports effective teaching within the classroom and at home. Teachers can use the software to set self-marking homework and receive meaningful reports with detailed gap analysis to identify weaknesses, monitor progress and help improve learning outcomes for their students. The reports can also be tailored, helping to personalise student learning experiences and allows teachers to create and share learning materials.

 

For more information, teachers and students can visit: www.britannicasmartstudy.co.uk

 

John Meehan, UK Schools Manager at Encyclopædia Britannica, said: “Games-based learning has, in recent years, become extremely popular with teachers and students, encouraging them to take an independent approach to their education. Academic papers from high-profile educationalists also support the notion that learning through play is highly effective in raising standards.

 

“As part of our commitment to raising educational standards, Britannica believes that teachers and students in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia can really benefit from Britannica SmartStudy and its unique games-based approach to learning.”

 

Britannica SmartStudy is the latest development from Encyclopædia Britannica’s online educational publishing programme, which includes Britannica Online School Edition, Britannica Pathways: Science and Britannica Image Quest.