Kaplan Test Prep Makes SAT®, ACT® and PSAT® Lesson Videos Available on Roku, The Leading Platform for On-Demand Video Streaming
New College Prep Channel Enhances Ubiquity of Kaplans Test Prep Delivery as Roku Users Can Now Access Kaplan Streaming Video on their TV screens
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With Internet streaming poised to dominate the future of TV, Kaplan Test Prep has launched a Kaplan College Prep channel on Roku, the leading distribution platform for on-demand video streaming to TV, to make test prep instructional videos by top-rated teachers available for free on the Roku platform.
Featuring free SAT, ACT and PSAT lesson videos with recommended score-raising strategies, Kaplan College Prep is the first test prep channel being introduced to the lineup of over 400 channels available to the 3 million users of Roku. The U.S. leader in Internet streaming to TV, Roku makes devices that connect TV screens to a vast array of on-demand video. A recent research report shows that 38 percent* of U.S. households have at least one TV set hooked up to the internet, compared to 30 percent last year. (*Emerging Video Services IV, The Leichtman Research Group, Q1 2012.) The Kaplan College Prep channel can be found in the Kids and Family section of the Roku menu.
Kaplans expansion to Internet TV follows the test prep industry leaders shift towards ubiquitous delivery of its offerings, as it provides test prep resources ranging from digital flashcards to award-winning online programs. Kaplan last year became the first test prep provider to enable students to download their course materials on the iPad.
Rokus streaming platform is one of multiple trends driving exciting times in education, said Mark Freidberg, Vice President of Technology, K12 and College Prep Programs, Kaplan Test Prep. Consumers are increasingly adopting new media options like Roku, and technology is enabling greater flexibility in instructional design and delivery. As people look to new platforms for consuming information, and digital innovation creates more options for how lessons can be packaged and delivered, Kaplan is applying research on effective learning to develop more instructional options that are digital, mobile and engaging.
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About Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.
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