School: Cambridge Primary School in Victoria
Date: October 03, 2016
For Cambridge Primary School in Victoria, one of most compelling reasons for choosing ePlatform One, was that it removed the guesswork from buying eBooks. Everything is laid out for you in one carefully chosen collection.
Ann, the School’s Technician explains: “If I was to hand-select those titles, there is just no guarantee that I would have chosen the right books, or picked the right authors for my school.” What’s more, she says that it would be difficult to address students interests or even what’s hot at the moment. “ePlatform One, saves me a lot of time browsing eBooks online and knowing what to choose.”
Ann says the School is also enjoying the freedom of ePlatform One. “I have no publisher restrictions when it comes to reading now. Students can try everything out, build their confidence and not worry if they don’t like the titles.”
A collection to be proud of.
ePlatform One affords schools the ability to access an eBook collection that may otherwise unattainable. Ann expands on this saying that, “ePlatform One offers a broad selection of eBooks. It would take me so much time and money to build that type of collection alone. My budget would never allow me to purchase that many.”
Although the school is in its early days with ePlatform One, this curated collection is creating good results. Ann says that, “Students are not afraid to experiment with books until they find something they like. The addition of the new Harry Potter title has been big news here – our library is buzzing again.”
“It’s just great to see the students excited and just being able to read easily, every day. ePlatform One has put the excitement back into reading again.”
What’s helping ePlatform One to be successful?
*The library teacher spent time teaching the pupils, how to log in, how to choose books and then let them “play”
*Keeping ePlatform One top of mind – pupils were asked each day if they needed any guidance using ePlatform One
*The addition of popular series to the collection (such as Harry Potter) has kept interest high.