The Collaborative

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.

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The Navigated Learning Collaborative

  • The Navigated Learning Collaborative focuses on tangible outcomes

  • Engages and inspires the community by sharing successes and open-source their expertise

  • Supports a coalition of caring, demonstrating optimism and activism for education

  • Approaches challenges as a shared responsibility and value collective accomplishments over individual successes

  • Shares aligned beliefs and a singular objective: to ensure every partner achieves their individual agenda

  • Practices collective vigilance and shared measurement

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 in collaboration with Gooru and using the Navigator in K12 classrooms across the US.

Researchers at Stanford University  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 for underserved students everywhere.

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

ItsLearning, one of the largest digital learning management systems in Europe 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 using the Navigator and 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 teachers and students in grades 1 thru 5  in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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

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

Social Apha is supporting Gooru and Navigated Learning with funding to implement 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 bring utilizing the Navigator in adult skills training programs in Morocco.

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 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 using the Navigator and 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  to facilitate teachers and learning 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. It makes learning tools to facilitate educators and learners everywhere.

Lammersville Unified School District in California is using the Navigator and  providing valuable feedback and classroom data to improve the teacher and learner experience.

Funders

Gooru funds innovation with grants and philanthropic capital. Funders can shift to real-time, impact-monitoring dashboards and bring in objectivity and transparency on learning gains by cohorts in the programs that are implementing Navigated Learning.

Funders can join the collaborative to enable systemic transformation by providing support to NLC partners toward continued innovation of the Learning Navigator, to develop competency models and competency aligned content for various disciplines and to implement Navigated Learning in different learning environments. Funders can build on the significant impact our current funders have contributed:

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

A DRK-12 grant from the NSF funds next-generation science knowledge and a full spectrum of learning activities and formative assessments on Navigator.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds development of formative assessments in the Learning Navigator, central to the data backbone.

Cisco is a long term supporter of Gooru and has funded the development of the various applications for Students, Teachers and Administrators.

Social Alpha in India is supporting Gooru and Navigated Learning by funding the implementation of the Learning Navigator for entrepreneurship.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has funded to help develop an open learning activities catalog for use in navigating learners.

Google was and early believer in the promise of Gooru's mission and technology and has funded the math and science underlying the Learning Navigator.

Researchers

Gooru is a research led organization that provides a pathway to impact for researchers. Leading researchers in data science, learning science, psychology, sociology, economics, and teacher education from around the world, bringing their science to the users or use anonymized data to further their science. The collaboration with researchers operationalizes the science of learning with big-data to create a personalized learning experience that enable strong outcomes. Researchers develop tools or algorithms and incorporate into the Navigator to improve learning effectiveness or quickly test hypotheses with real-world data from across geography, with minimal and maximal use of technology.

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

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

The International Institute of Information 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 support individual student.

Content Providers

Content providers, implementers and administrators can use the Learning Navigator to use their content, monitors usage and effectiveness, reach large number of users on the Navigator. Content and Implementation partners can develop competency model and migrate their existing content to be aligned with the competency model. They implement the Navigator with their cohorts to enable personalized learning pathways. Administrators at schools, colleges, and skills and professional training programs are leveraging the Learning Navigator to track learning outcomes in real-time based on student progress.

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

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

SkillsCommon is making its library 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 grades 1 thru 5  in the state of Maharashtra and adding learning resources in Marathi Navigator's catalog.

Sampoorna Swaraj Foundation is using Navigator to prepare local elected officials with basic knowledge about governance in the Panchayati Raj system in 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 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 state of Maharashtra.

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

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

Lab Schools

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 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 built to demonstrate evidence of impact.

Leadership Public Schools, a network of Oakland high schools is using the Navigator and collaborating with Gooru to develop and improve the student experience.

Gault Unified School District in California is using Navigator 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 Navigator collaborating with Gooru to create behavioral competency models.

Lammersville Unified School District in California is using Navigator and is providing feedback and classroom data specifically in middle school and remedial math classrooms.

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.

App Developers

Education and skilling technology application developers can bring Navigated Learning into their applications. EdTech companies developing a variety of applications such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), Spoken English, or Corporate Training can assure learning outcomes by incorporating Navigated Learning. They will avoid the cost and time of developing the Navigated Learning technology and continuously bring the latest science of learning into their solution. 

New and established tool providers can skip the cost of building and maintaining their own infrastructure by accessing Navigator APIs to build and distribute their tools. Navigator provides a real-time dashboard about the use, engagement and efficacy of your tools.

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

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

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

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

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. The 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.

Corporate

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.

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