SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Versal, an interactive online course creation platform, today published a fun and interactive new course detailing the New Horizons mission to Pluto.
"Journey to Pluto" is free and available for use by anyone, including classroom teachers and news outlets. The course can be easily embedded into almost any website, blog, or Learning Management System (LMS) like Google Classroom or Schoology - or can be cloned and customized.
The course, created by the Versal team, features 12 lessons covering events from launch to the Pluto flyby to details about the spacecraft and its instrumentation. It includes curated public domain and Creative Commons-licensed content (primarily from NASA) plus original content and interactive exercises such as timelines, diagrams, flashcards, quizzes and more.
The course also includes the latest images made available by NASA, and will be updated in the coming weeks as new images and scientific discoveries are made.
"Like everyone else on planet Earth, we've been riveted by NASA's early discoveries of our favorite (former) planet Pluto," said Allison Wagda, vice president of strategy for Versal. "After the first pictures and scientific data came out on Wednesday, we were inspired to learn everything we could and compile the information into an engaging and entertaining course. NASA has made a treasure trove of facts, content, and images available to the public. Our goal was to curate the available information and build upon it to create a rich and interactive learning experience for everyone."
For instructions on how to embed Journey to Pluto into most websites, blogs or LMSs, please visit our blog. If you are a media outlet or blog, the recommended minimum column width is 750 pixels. If your column is narrower, consider linking to the course for the best reader experience.
If you are interested in cloning this course to customize the content, please email email@example.com.
Versal is a new publishing platform - free and open to anyone with knowledge and the desire to share it. Versal is ideal for individual teachers, educational institutions and organizations who want to create online courses, lessons, product tutorials, training courses and more. Based in San Francisco, Calif., the company first began pilot testing of its course creator and gadget technology in July 2013. For more information visit versal.com or connect via Twitter and Facebook.