In a partnership arranged by Brandgenuity, the Juilliard School and Connections Education have teamed up to create Juilliard eLearning. This is the first foray into online education for the conservatory.
Educators and e-learning experts from Connections Education will collaborate with Juilliard’s faculty, teaching artists and designated alumni to develop and manage the content of the courses, which will launch at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Distribution and implementation will also be done by Connections, a subsidiary of Pearson.
The courses will be targeted to K-12 students and educators and will be offered to the 40,000-plus K-12 students enrolled in Connections’ national network of virtual public schools. Juilliard eLearning learning materials will feature exclusive music, video, animations and other immersive content.
“Providing exemplary arts education programs to youth and the community has always been central to our mission at The Juilliard School,” says Joseph W. Polisi, president, The Juilliard School. “Our partnership with Connections Education will greatly enhance our ability to fulfill this mission. Juilliard eLearning will expand K-12 educators’ and students’ access to Juilliard performing arts educational content, delivered via the highest quality e-learning courses and materials that have become the hallmark of Connections Education over the past decade.”