CBC/Radio-Canada launches new educational web portal, Curio.ca for educators

October 28, 2013

The new educational portal allows educators to access CBC’s wide-breadth of high-quality content for in classroom learning

Click here to learn more about Curio.ca

Boasting an enhanced library containing thousands of media files, Curio will allow students to learn about today’s topical issues through CBC/Radio-Canada’s most popular programs, hosted by some of the country’s most celebrated radio and television personalities – from GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT, THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki, to ENQUÊTE with Alain Gravel. Students will also cross paths with prominent CBC personalities including Peter Mansbridge, Arlene Dickinson, Céline Galipeau, Charles Tisseyre, and many more.

The user-friendly platform organizes its wealth of content into seven main subject categories – Arts, Business, Education, Health, History and Geography, Science, and Social Sciences – with each subject divided into subcategories to help users easily find a relevant file. An intuitive interface also allows users to search for content by age group, subject matter, and format (audio, video, etc.).

“CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to offer this new educational resource for Canadian educators and students,” said Neil McEneaney, interim executive vice-president of English services, CBC. “Curio allows students to tap into CBC/Radio-Canada’s extensive network of quality produced content to help them better understand the world. This trailblazing resource has allowed CBC/Radio-Canada to reach new heights in fulfilling its mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain the nation.”

Curio can be easily incorporated into school and teaching institution portals, and contains no advertising. Content can be accessed on multiple platforms including desktops and tablets running iOS, Windows and Android operating systems. By subscribing, schools give their students access to the general educational catalogue and the basic subject categories (at $1 or less per student based on a minimum of 1000 students). Additional specialized channels are also available, such as one devoted to major news stories.

Contact

For a complete list of publicity contacts and for more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the new CBC Media Centre at http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/. Follow CBC’s publicity team on Twitter @CBC_Publicity.

For more information, please contact:
Cathleen Saville, publicist, CBC
Cathleen.saville@cbc.ca
416.205.7976

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

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