To: All Staff From: JGSubject: SAM Learning GO!Date: 11.10.09
The award winning elearning tool SAM Learning has undergone(long awaited) changes to its interface and functionality, duelargely to a recent change in management. Essentially it hasmerged its traditional learning environment 'SAM Learning'with 'SAM Learning PLUS'. This means that as from Septemberof this year, all schools subscribing to SAM Learning now get allthe benefits that SAM PLUS schools gained, and more...SAM Learning GO! is the start of a new era. Growing anddeveloping over the coming months, the service remainsfocused on encouraging the energy and enthusiasm of students, enabling them to learnonline throughout the year, not just in the weeks before exams.
'Teachers will be encouraged to become engaged as contributors to SAM Learning Go! By helping to form a worldwide community of exemplary classroom practice, we hope to become the biggest and best worldwide provider of online student-driven learning. Over the next two years we are committing£3,000,000.00 to a new product development and service improvements; wehave already redeveloped our software platform.'
(Sep 09)When it comes to subject content,
SAM Learning GO!
offers students and teachers anunrivalled range of coverage for Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Authored by experiencedsubject specialists and classroom practitioners, all activities and test practices are of thehighest standard.Committed to further improving accessibility to these resources, SAM Learning Go!features enhanced menu structures with exam board options, widening the range of question types beyond our tried-and-tested drag-and-drop question style.Moving from Java to Flash, our activities will offer greater opportunity for moreinteractivity, visual contexts and the use of sound and other media.Content is kept upto date in a continuous programme of maintenance and improvement.The SAM Learning GO! Feedback Service provides teachers with the opportunity to putforward their ideas and suggestions to the development process.SAM Learning GO! currently offers:•Over 50,000 topic questions, across over 30 KS3 and GCSE subjects.•Over 20,000 exam-style questions.•All revise activities converted from Java to Flash.The September release includes over
126 hours of new content for the GCSE 2009specification
•Business Studies: 20 hours•Child Development:19 hours•English Literature: 9 hours