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Jacaranda learnON platform


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  • What is learnON?

    learnON is the new digital learning platform from Jacaranda that delivers trusted Jacaranda content in new and better ways. learnON is as easy to use as eBookPLUS but provides a more seamless and uninterrupted learning experience for students.

    All schools and teachers can now unlock additional premium features anytime, at no additional cost. These features allow teachers and students to connect with each other for a virtual classroom experience. Teachers can view individual and classroom results, and provide personalised feedback to individual students. Find out how to unlock premium features.

    Discover more about how learnON benefits teaching and learning here. If you want to see learnON in action, take a tour of the platform here.

  • What are premium features?

    With the learnON platform, individual teachers can unlock premium features at any time, at no additional cost. This means teachers and students are connected to each other in the same class to create a virtual learning environment.

    Premium features open up more advanced functionality and even more possibilities. Teachers can see their students, with continual access to activities and results, intervene at the right time by providing personalised feedback, create groups of students to facilitate differentiation, collaborate with students and encourage collaboration in the class, customise the title with their own material and custom assessments and assign to individual students, groups and/or the entire class. Learn more about premium features.

  • How do teachers unlock premium features?

    Premium features require online certification by individual teachers. Coming in September 2017, certification will count towards Professional Development accreditation hours. Learn more about how to unlock premium features.

  • What is the difference between eBookPLUS and learnON?

    eBookPLUS is the eBook platform that Jacaranda launched in 2008. It is the electronic version of the student textbook that also includes a range of additional digital resources such as videos, interactivities, links to relevant support material on the internet and downloadable documents, spreadsheets, presentation files and worksheets for easy customisation and editing.

    learnON is the brand new immersive platform from Jacaranda. Exciting new features include access to everything in the one place (including theory/reading content, media, questions, answers, solutions and more), embedded videos and interactivities, worked solutions and exemplary responses for every question, and interactive questions that provide students with instant feedback. All schools and teachers can now unlock additional premium features at no added cost. These features allow teachers and students to connect with each other for a virtual classroom experience. Teachers can view individual and classroom results, and provide personalised feedback to individual students. Teachers can unlock these features by completing a learnON certification coming in September 2017.

    View a detailed comparison of eBookPLUS and learnON features here.

  • Does learnON replace eBookPLUS?

    Yes, for select new titles only. In 2017, all new Years 7-10 Victorian Curriculum editions are delivered by learnON. In 2018, new Years 7-10 Australian Curriculum and NSW Australian curriculum editions will be delivered on learnON so please visit our website regularly for updates.

  • Does learnON come with eGuidePLUS?

    No. With learnON, there is a single learnON title for both teachers and students—there is no need for a separate eBook or eGuidePLUS. Students will only see a student view, and teachers see a separate teacher view of learnON with specific teacher-only content. Learn more about what students see compared to teachers here.

  • What titles are available in learnON for the Victorian Curriculum?

    All Victorian titles for Years 7-10 are available in learnON, including:

    Mathematics
    Science
    Geography
    History
    English
    Economics and Business
    Civics and Citizenship
    Health and Physical Education

  • What titles are available in learnON for the Australian Curriculum?

    In 2018, learnON will be available for all core subjects in the Australian Curriculum for Years 7-10, including:

    Mathematics
    Science
    Geography
    History
    English
    Economics and Business
    Civics and Citizenship
    Health and Physical Education

  • What titles are available in learnON for the NSW Australian curriculum?

    In 2018, learnON will be available for core subjects in the NSW Australian curriculum for Years 7-10, including:

    Mathematics
    Science
    Geography
    History
    English

    The following resources are available as eBookPLUS:

    Commerce
    PDHPE

  • What titles are available in learnON for the Western Australian Curriculum?

    In 2018, learnON will be available for core subjects in the Western Australian curriculum for Years 7-10, including:

    Humanities and Social Sciences
    Mathematics
    Science
    English
    Health and Physical Education

  • Can I use learnON offline?

    Yes. All learnON titles come with a printable (PDF) that can be downloaded and used offline for when students may not have access to the internet.

    Students can also download the Jacaranda iPad app (available here in the Apple App Store) for offline use when necessary. To use the app, students need to log in using their JacPLUS username and password and download the resources they need. From there, all resources will sync automatically with the JacPLUS bookshelf.

    However, learnON is optimised for an online environment so there are mismatches between the printable and learnON. Read more about why we recommend using learnON online as the primary resource.

  • Does learnON enable the use of a range of teaching strategies?

    The learnON platform provides opportunities for teachers to implement flexible pedagogies including, but not limited to, a constructivist approach, a flipped classroom approach or a more traditional approach.

  • Does learnON include supplementary digital products (e.g. assessON, Knowledge Quest, myWorld Atlas, etc.)?

    No. These can be purchased separately or as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus, a package of 10+ premium digital resources including all core subject titles plus six additional digital products.

    However, learnON does include embedded links to these digital resources for easy access to everything Jacaranda.

  • Can I access learnON from my school's existing LMS?

    No, each title on the learnON platform is accessed from the JacarandaPLUS (JacPLUS) bookshelf.

  • Can I add results from learnON to my school's existing LMS?

    Yes. Teachers can export reports in an Excel-friendly format and upload them to their school’s existing LMS.

  • I am interested in learnON. Where can I get more information?

    That’s great! To get started, you can read an overview about the learnON platform.

    Alternatively, contact us to schedule an in-person Sales demonstration.

Benefits


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  • What are the benefits of learnON?

    Learn more about how the 7 ways that learnON benefits teaching and learning here.

Purchasing


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  • How much does learnON cost?

    Individual learnON titles start at $50 per subject when purchased directly from the Jacaranda Shop.

    learnON titles are also available as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus (a package of 10+ premium digital resources) starting at $110 per student. To discuss specific pricing for your school, contact your Jacaranda Sales Consultant.

  • How do I buy learnON?

    Individual learnON titles are available as a standalone purchase, as part of a value pack or as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus (a package of 10+ premium digital resources) to suit the needs of all schools and individual parents.

    For individual online purchases, visit the Jacaranda Shop. For institutional licenses or bundle purchases, contact your Jacaranda Sales Consultant.

  • How long is the digital license duration for Jacaranda digital resources?

    All digital resources connected to a JacarandaPLUS (JacPLUS) account (such as learnON, eBookPLUS, assessON, studyON, etc.) are subscription-based products and expire at the end of the licence duration for your purchase. To understand the duration of your digital license, please click here.

Requirements


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  • What types of schools can use learnON?

    learnON is suitable for all types of schools (government, independent, religious) and book systems (booklist, bookhire, class set).

  • How do I know if my school is ready for learnON?

    In our experience, all schools can take their digital resources to the next level with learnON. However, the teachers that can easily and quickly take advantage of the premium features are those that have overcome the immediate challenges around transitioning to digital learning and are now seeking improved teacher-student engagement. This means that the individual is already using digital as their primary teaching resource.

    No matter where the individual teachers within your school are starting out, the learnON platform can support all users, from digital novice to digital savvy. Plus, it’s easy to scale up or down, depending on individual needs and/or comfort level. For schools or teachers just starting out with digital learning, begin with familiar features such as in the eBookPLUS and then unlock premium features over time.

    Jacaranda has helped 160+ schools transition to digital-only learning with eBookPLUS. Read our case studies here. Based on our previous experience, we are confident that all schools can successfully make the switch with learnON.

  • What do I need to use learnON?

    To use learnON in the classroom, each student and teacher will need:

    – modern hardware (including iPad, Android Tablet, PC and/or Mac)

    – an up-to-date internet browser

    – a good internet connection.

Training and support


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  • Will training be provided for teachers?

    In person training is provided for Jacaranda Bundle plus customers only, and customised to each school’s needs. However, a variety of self-serve options are also available. Learn more about training.

  • What support is available?

    A variety of ongoing support options are available to learnON customers, including:

    – over the telephone at 1 800 JACPLUS (1 800 522 7587) from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Brisbane time

    – by email at support@jacplus.com.au

    – online via self-help articles and videos

    Jacaranda Bundle plus customers receive additional support through a dedicated Digital Account Coordinator. Learn more about our services.

  • Is learnON easy to use?

    Like all new things, learnON takes some getting used to. However, learnON is designed to be intuitive to all learners so with minimal training, both teachers and students can confidently navigate and use each title on the learnON platform.

    In addition to ongoing training and support, each learnON title includes walk-through tutorials (appearing as interactive tip-balloons overlaid on the screen) that guide users through specific tasks step-by-step and in real time.

Print customers


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  • Will print customer receive an activation code for learnON?

    Yes. All new Years 7-10 print editions published in 2017 come with an activation code for learnON, the new digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS. Check out the complete list of all new Jacaranda titles for 2018.

    In some cases, the print textbook comes with an activation code for learnON and eBookPLUS, so customers can choose to activate one or both codes, depending on the needs of the classroom. Please note that in this particular situation, there may be discrepancies in the numbering between the textbook and learnON.

    Contact your Jacaranda Sales Consultant to find out what is available with your specific print title.

  • What about second-hand print customers?

    If you are the second or third user of a learnON or eBookPLUS registration code, you will be given access to the Lite version of your title. To find out what Lite access means to a second-hand owner, and how to upgrade your eBookPLUS to the full version, please click here.

    To check the status of your registration code, please click here.

Explore titles on the learnON platform


See what titles are available on the learnON platform for your curriculum: