In its first year, the online educational databases California is providing to over 6 million students was accessed over 7 million times, according to a newly published analysis of the California K12 Online Content Project.
The project, a joint partnership provided by the California State Library and the Riverside County Office of Education, spends $3 million annually to provide public school students and educators with access to educational resources. If every district and charter school were to pay for their own individual contracts it would total at least $13 million.
The analysis shows that resources from Britannica, TeachingBooks and ProQuest were accessed 7.4 million times, with over 33 million actions – click, views, and downloads – during the 2018-2019 school year
Online resources from these three content providers are available to all public schools at no cost to the district or charter. Teachers, school librarians, students and others involved in K-12 education may browse through and utilize newspaper articles, informational entries, books, book supplements, teaching guides, scientific research, photos, audio recordings and educational videos – all aligned with the standards that California has created for its schools
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