CBC Learning Brings the Best in Canadian Programming to Classrooms

June 14, 2007, Ottawa

Canada's educators can now more easily access and purchase content from CBC's vast collection of audio and video resources for their classrooms, thanks to the launch of CBC Learning's new e-commerce website at www.cbclearning.ca.

CBC Learning allows teachers, post-secondary professors, school boards and corporate training departments to review lesson plans, watch excerpts and purchase Canadian educational video and audio content online. With these resources at their fingertips, educators can easily bring The Greatest Canadian to their students, or show them the wonders of the Arctic, or the horrors of war.

"An educator needs to trust that the content they're using in the classroom is coming from a quality source," says René Bourdages, President of CBC's Merchandising Division. "CBC Learning contains the same familiar, premium content that Canadians have come to expect from their national public broadcaster. Our award-winning documentaries, biographies, dramas, and specials have been produced by some of the most acclaimed journalists and producers in the world."

Another benefit of CBC Learning is the tremendous amount of free educational material found throughout the site. These resources include lesson plans, video clips and project ideas designed to teach students about interesting historical events, current affairs, literature, and more.

The new website at www.cbclearning.ca offers more than 600 CBC programs, both video and audio content, exploring curriculum-relevant topics such as Canadian history, bullying and the environment. Popular titles include Bullied, Battered and Bruised, Cooling the Planet, Canada: A People's History, and business titles from the Marketplace and Venture series. Each program is rated for its grade appropriateness and categorized by subject area, making it easy to find on the website.

For more information on ordering, or to browse content, visit www.cbclearning.ca.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC Merchandising is a commercial division of CBC/Radio-Canada involved in licensing and retail through CBC Shop, Boutique Radio-Canada as well as CBC Records/Les disques SRC. It also serves the educational markets through CBC Learning and Source de savoir. CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, in nine languages on its international Radio service, Radio Canada International, and in eight languages on its Web-based Radio service RCI viva, a service for recent and aspiring immigrants to Canada.

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