Dell Gets an Education from Discovery


Dell and Discovery Education are teaming up on a partnership whereby the computer company's customers can receive a special offer to subscribe to COSMEO, the company's broadband learning and homework aid.

Dell customers can purchase a one-year $99 membership or receive a free 30-day trial to Discovery's interactive content when they configure Inspiron notebook or Dimension desktop computers on Dell’s Web site ( or by phone with a Dell sales agent. With a one-year membership, Dell customers will also receive two free DVDs from Discovery with exclusive content.

COSMEO features more than 30,000 educational video segments, 60,000 encyclopedia articles, 20,000 images and clip-art images, plus hundreds of interactive "brain games," and online reference materials. With content delineated for kindergarteners to 12th-graders, COSMEO correlates to state curriculum standards, enabling students and their parents to reference video clips and other age-appropriate learning tools.

"This partnership is an exciting first step in Discovery Education's relationship with Dell," said Melanie Bowen, executive vice president of Discovery Education, in a prepared statement. "The pairing of COSMEO's unique broadband educational content and Dell's state-of-the-art technology demonstrates how each company can provide powerful and innovative resources to consumers."