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Press Release: Follett [October 26, 2021]

Follett School Solutions partners with boclips to add K-12 educational videos to digital classroom library

McHENRY, IL -- October 26, 2021. Follett School Solutions today announced Follett MyDestiny, its one-stop digital classroom library, now features 50,000 safe, vetted K-12 educational videos from leading and trusted content providers. The videos are the result of a new partnership between Follett and boclips, a provider of educationally rich, rights-cleared videos.

Follett MyDestiny, launched earlier this year, also provides unlimited 24/7 access to 50,000 diverse, high-quality, multi-user eBooks from a variety of publishers; 100,000 educator-vetted resources; and learning tools. Moreover, MyDestiny leverages personalized recommendations to allow users to easily locate content, all aligned to national and individual state standards.

"MyDestiny brings the best of the web, a huge reading library, and now the power of video all from a single platform," said Britten Follett, CEO/Content for Follett. "Students excel when they build background knowledge on a topic, and this is best achieved when they leverage a variety of sources and media types. We are thrilled with boclips' integration capabilities to bring the world's best educational videos to students."

She added the partnership allows teachers to save time searching to find the right videos to incorporate into their lessons, allowing them more time to attend to the individual needs of their students. Other advantages include:

  • plug-and-play technology for instant integration with the boclips video library;
  • protection of student safety and privacy by preventing exposure to irrelevant, inappropriate, or inaccurate content.
  • elimination of the copyright headache by obtaining assets through boclips' partner brands via a single, simple education license.

Boclips was founded seven years ago to help break down barriers between video production and education publishers, with the goal of curating content matched to age level and subject matter.

"Boclips is delighted to partner with Follett to enhance and enrich digital learning experiences with our library of highly relevant educational videos," said David Bainbridge, boclips Founder and CEO. "Through our video streaming integration with the MyDestiny platform, students and educators will now have access to rich video content that is typically behind paywalls from leading content providers."

About Follett School Solutions

Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to grades K-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers, and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks, and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

Find Follett Learning on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and Follett Classroom on Facebook and Twitter.

About boclips

Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. The platform features more than two million educationally relevant videos including animations, short-form docs, historical footage, and breaking news from 350 of the world's most trusted content producers. The boclips video library is curated to academic standards and is free from advertising, inappropriate content, and data security concerns.


Summary: Follett School Solutions today announced Follett MyDestiny, its one-stop digital classroom library, now features 50,000 safe, vetted K-12 educational videos from leading and trusted content providers. The videos are the result of a new partnership between Follett and boclips, a provider of educationally rich, rights-cleared videos.
Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:October 26, 2021
Publisher:Follett
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Company: Follett
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/26801

LTG Bibliography Record number: 26801. Created: 2021-10-26 08:08:45; Last Modified: 2021-10-26 08:09:25.