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The Navigated Learning Collaborative

The Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) brings together partners across non-profit organizations, companies, universities and governments who are engaged and committed to enabling outcomes for learners with the practice of Navigated Learning. NLC partners use the Navigator to leverage the technology, content, and community to support their work.

Across Disciplines and Geography

The Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) supports and shares a body of work with strong foundations in the learning sciences, data science, and artificial intelligence. It reaches across disciplines and geography and coordinates the entire learning ecosystem  - content developers, implementers, technology providers, researchers, educators, funders, school administrators, and government officials.

NLC Uniqueness

Any Partner interested in leveraging the Navigator can join the NLC. NLC is unique and distinguished in the value it brings to Partners and to the collaborative through Partners’ work.

  • Individual Agendas: Collaborators pursue individual agendas, with the belief that a laser sharp focus on outcomes is critical for systemic transformation in education and skilling.

  • Co-create through use: Collaborators leverage the Navigator in ways appropriate to them. Through the use of the Navigator, they provide feedback, may contribute content or develop and share competency models, to advance the Navigator for all other collaborative Partners.

  • Collective Vigilance: Collaborators look out for each other and share opportunities for growth and improved outcomes among each others.

NLC is Diverse

NLC has eight types of partners. There are use partners such as Content Providers, Administrators, Corporates and Implementers who can use the full stack of navigator technology to amplify the outcome for their cohorts. There are tech partners that include Tool Providers who bring their tools to the millions of learners on the Navigator and Application Developers who incorporate the Navigator capabilities into their applications. Finally, we have the ecosystem enabling partners such as Researchers and Funders. Researchers bring learning science and data science to estimate the efficacy of learning activities and understand every learner’s curriculum and non-cognitive skills. Funders fuel innovation, place a spotlight on the diversity of learners, the complexity of learning and the intricacies of the learning ecosystem.

Researchers

Content Providers

App Developers

Lab Schools

Funders

Implementers

Corporate

Tool Providers

The World Bank in funding research and development to bring Navigated Learning to adult skills training programs in Morocco.

Silverback learning is developing the Learning Navigator is using the Navigator in K12 classrooms across the US.

Researchers at Stanford are investigating the use of big data to operationalize learning science as it relates to Navigated Learning.

Next Gen Personal Finance has implemented the Learning Navigator into its financial education courses.

The National Science Foundation is supporting Gooru and Navigated Learning with funding for R&D.

The India Education Collective is implementing Navigated Learning and the Navigator in Hindi in grades 1 thru 5 across India.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting  the Navigator to improve learning outcomes.

MERLOT is making its entire online repository of learning resources available on the Learning Navigator.

ItsLearning is collaborating with Gooru to develop the Learning Navigator.

The India International Institute of Technology in Bangalore is researching the math and science of the Learning Navigator.

Leadership Public Schools in Oakland is collaborating with Gooru to develop and improve the student experience.

Cisco is a long term supporter of Gooru and funds R&D of the Learning Navigator.

SAP is using the Learning Navigator in its professional training program for its engineers.

Gyan Prakash is bringing the Learning Navigator in Marathi to  1 thru 5  in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

SkillsCommon is making its repository of free and open learning resources to the Learning Navigator.

California University at Berkeley is contributing to the research of operationalized learning.

Social Apha is funding the implement of the Learning Navigator in K12 schools in India.

HoverCam is collaborating with Gooru to develop the teacher and learner experience in the classroom.

OFPPT is utilizing the Navigator in adult skills training programs in Morocco.

ADL is a US government program conducting R&D for Distributed Learning Modernization.

Drexel University is conducting studies on Navigated Learning and the science and math of learning.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was an early funder of Gooru and the promise of Navigated Learning

Gault Unified School District in California is providing important feedback on the teacher and learning experience.

Google was and early believer in the promise of Gooru's mission and technology and a funder of our work.

Utter is implementing the Learning Navigator to its English learning programs in India and Malaysia.

Our tools are developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Education

BRAC, one of the top global NGOs is implementing  the Navigator  t in classrooms across Bangladesh.

Val Verde Unified School District in California is collaborating with Gooru to improve the teacher and learner experience.

Gooru is a non profit dedicated to the human right of education.

Lammersville Unified School District in California is providing valuable feedback and classroom data.

Researchers

Researchers rely on the Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) to access learning data in varied implementation conditions to conduct meaningful research projects. The NLC provides access to large data for running algorithms in varied contexts – actual competency focused learning in different geographies and surroundings, and insights on learning challenges of students based on the science of learning to accelerate outcomes. The Learning Navigator operates in varied learning environments, in different contexts with minimal and maximal use of technology. It is a competency-based approach backed by the science of learning.

The World Bank in funding research and implementation of the Learning Navigator in adult skills training programs in Morocco.

Researchers at Stanford University  are investigating the use of big data to operationalize learning science as it relates to Navigated Learning.

The India International Institute of Technology in Bangalore is researching the math and science of the Learning Navigator.

California University at Berkeley is contributing to the research of operationalized learning and the use of Big Data to inform learner pathways.

Advanced Distributed Learning or ADL is a US government program conducting R&D for Distributed Learning Modernization.

Drexel University is conducting studies on Navigated Learning in K12 STEM classrooms.

Our tools are developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Education to bring the research, technology, and educator expertise required to design and develop tools that support individual student success at scale.

App Developers

For-profit and not-for-profit education and skills training technology developers save time and resources by integrating the Learning Navigator into their existing and next-generation products. Our low cost, easy to integrate technology allows them to concentrate on customization of customer engagement and learning. USP is the technology of locating the learner and routing and re-routing the learner base on data science and the science of learning.

Silverback learning integrating the Learning Navigator  in K12 classrooms across the US.

ItsLearning, one of the largest digital learning management systems in Europe is integrating the Learning Navigator throughout its platform.

HoverCam is integrating the Learning Navigator into its edtech devices for the classroom.

Utter is integrating the Learning Navigator to its English learning programs in India and Malaysia.

Administrators

Administrators of schools, colleges, and skills and professional training programs are leveraging the Learning Navigator to track learning outcomes in real-time based on student progress. Navigator's mission-control dashboard at the student, class, district, and state level provides clear, easy to understand analytics on what is and isn't working for enhanced decision making, improved resource management, and better outcomes. The Navigator can be used by one teacher with a basic smartphone to all learners with individual devices. It is easy to use, inclusive, scalable, learning-outcome focused and built to demonstrate evidence of impact.

Leadership Public Schools, an Oakland-based network of urban high schools is using the Navigator in its classrooms and is collaborating with Gooru to develop and improve the student experience.

Gault Unified School District in California is using Navigated Learning in formal and informal learning environments and is collaborating to build best practices to implement and tach with the Navigator.

Val Verde Unified School District in California is using the Learning Navigators in classrooms and collaborating with Gooru to improve the teacher and learner experience and to create Behavioral competency models.

Lammersville Unified School District in California is using the Learning Navigator and is providing valuable feedback and classroom data to improve the teacher and learner experience, specifically in middle school and remedial math classrooms.

Improving Outcomes

"The Learning Navigator allows our teachers to connect with students in more meaningful ways because it allows teachers to use their ingenuity and judgement to meet students' needs in an incredibly efficient manner."

--Mackey Pendergrast
Superintendent at Morris School District, NJ

Content Providers

Content builders of e-learning environments are leveraging the Learning Navigator to reach a larger audience, in different geographic regions. The Navigator's real-time feedback gives content providers powerful analytics on the usage of materials and the effectiveness of content. Information that will drive the creation of more engaging and relevant content.

MERLOT is making its entire online repository of learning resources available on the Learning Navigator the facilitate teachers and learners around the world.

The India Education Collective is implementing Navigated Learning and the Navigator in Hindi in grades 1 thru 5 across India and adding learning resources in Hindi to the Navigator Learning catalog.

SkillsCommon is making its repository of free and open learning resources to the Learning Navigator to facilitate teachers and learning everywhere.

Gyan Prakash is bringing the Learning Navigator in Marathi to teachers and students in grades 1 thru 5  in the Indian state of Maharashtra and adding learning resources in Marathi to the Navigated Learning catalog.

Improving Outcomes

"The potential Learning Navigator brings to a country like India is incredible. The focus on competency based learning provides a level playing field to all children across the spectrum."

--Pallavi Mukhedkar
Education Team Lead
Gyan Prakash Foundation, India

Implementers

Agencies such as NGOs and government-sponsored programs are implementing the Learning Navigator to track learning outcomes in real-time based on student progress. Navigator's mission-control dashboards at the student, class, district and state levels provide clear, easy to understand analytics on what is and isn't working for enhanced decision making, improved resource management, and better outcomes. The Navigator can be used by one teacher with a basic smartphone to all learners with individual devices. It is easy to use, inclusive, scalable, learning-outcome focused and build to demonstrate evidence of impact.

Next Gen Personal Finance has implemented the Learning Navigator into its financial education courses.

The India Education Collective is implementing Navigated Learning and the Navigator in Hindi in grades 1 thru 5 across India.

Gyan Prakash is bringing the Learning Navigator in Marathi to teachers and students in grades 1 thru 5  in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

OFPPT is bring utilizing the Navigator in adult skills training programs in Morocco.

BRAC, one of the top global NGOs is implementing Navigated Learning and the Navigator  to facilitate teachers and learning in classrooms across Bangladesh.

Improving Outcomes

India Education Collective: No Limits to Learning

India Education Collective(IEC) working closely with State Governments, is transforming education in India to make public, or government schools the "first choice" for students, parents and teachers. In addition to shifting greater decision making powers concerning  planning and practices to the local level,  fundamental changes are taking place in the classrooms.  

IEC is focused on empowering teachers; promoting capability based learning; and harnessing the potential of technology to advance learning opportunities in its mission to make the public school system more equitable, accountable and qualitative. Teachers are encouraged to see themselves as facilitators of learning by designing "equal opportunity" creative environments where learning can happen.

The once quiet classrooms, where all eyes and ears were on the teacher, are being replaced with dynamic learning-labs where students are learning by doing. Competency-based learning with hands-on, active engagement is credited with helping them internalize information far better than watching and listening.

Another key change in this transformation process is a focus on assessing each student's current level of knowledge, skills and dispositions in order to facilitate their individual learning journey. To improve learning outcomes, IEC collaborated with Gooru and the Learning Navigator, a free and open app to help accelerate learning outcomes.

The Learning Navigator is proving to be an effective tool for teachers and administrators even in rural and often remote areas with limited access to technology and the internet. One teacher with a mobile phone can assess a student's learning and quickly input the information in the student's profile. Teachers can see in real time how each student is progressing over time and can assign them additional activities based on their performance or dispositions.  It is not uncommon for teachers to have students of different ages and grade levels in the same classroom.

The Learning Navigator is helping them by providing access to thousands of free and open  resources and assessments. Teachers who create lesson plans for several grade levels each day can search the catalogue of curated content on numerous subjects and grade levels to add specific lessons and assessments to their plans.

Not only does this save time for the teacher, but also saves resources in learning materials and textbooks for the the schools (see video below).

IEC is supporting governments to implement these changes across eight states in India. Currently more than 1,75,000children are transitioning from rote learning to build their capabilities and change their attitude toward learning.

More than 3,500 schools across the states are in the process of adopting 'transformative' learning practices, and 5,000 teachers are engaged in redefining classroom processes with the ultimate goal of graduating students to choose how and what they want to learn.

Funders

As a not-for-profit organization, we fund our work through grants and philanthropic capital. We raise funding for continuous innovation of the Learning Navigator; implementation in different learning environments, and in migrating existing or new content by partners to the Learning Navigator. We provide funders with real-time, impact-monitoring dashboards, bringing objectivity and transparency of learning gains delivered by grantees. Real-time reports give funders timely information on what is and isn't working for more informed investment decisions making.

The World Bank in funding research and development to bring Navigated Learning to adult skills training programs in Morocco.

A DRK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation will focus on developing next generation science knowledge and having students interact with a full spectrum of learning activities and formative assessments on the Navigator.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the development of the Learning Navigator to improve learning outcomes for underserved students everywhere.

Cisco is a long term supporter of Gooru and funds R&D of the Learning Navigator.

Social Apha in India is supporting Gooru and Navigated Learning with funding to implement the Learning Navigator in K12 schools in India.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was an early funder of Gooru and the promise of Navigated Learning to students of all ages and abilities everywhere.

Google was and early believer in the promise of Gooru's mission and technology and is funding the math and science behind the Learning Navigator.

Tool Providers

New and established tool providers looking to skip the cost of building and maintaining their own infrastructure can access Navigator APIs to build and distribute third-party tools. Learning Navigator also gives them access to thousands of varied users. Synergies of Learning Exchange, App store for learning or broadcast channel for learning are new concepts in this space.

Gooru is a non profit dedicated to the human right of education. It makes learning tools to facilitate educators and learners everywhere.

Training Partners

Corporations and skills training organizations are integrating the Learning Navigator into training programs to upskill workers without the expense of building and maintaining costly infrastructure. The Navigator provides ease of use and assured learning. Companies can keep track of learning outcomes with real-time reports on workers' progress.

SAP is using the Learning Navigator in its professional training program for its engineers.

Honoring the right to education



For-profit, non-profit, or governments with open or proprietary solutions may work together in pursuit of a common purpose: better outcomes for students, even as they preserve their own organizational goals, priorities, and culture.

The NLC  includes Navigator Lab schools who serve as focused research sites, and on-the-ground collaborators, testing and studying curricular interventions within the Navigator, developing and researching a variety of Navigator courses in different domains intended for a variety of audiences, and eventually mapping and building a learning genome.

Guaranteeing learning outcomes for students around the world requires coordination of the entire learning ecosystem - content developers, implementers, technology providers, researchers, educators, funders, school administrators, and government officials.

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If you are interested in joining the collaborative, please fill out this brief form.
You can also email us at info@gooru.org.

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