Full Spectrum of Learning
Navigator Library offers a robust collection of open education resources for K-12, post-secondary, and lifelong learning. The highly curated content is tagged to competencies that are crosswalked to state frameworks, and include accessibility tags. Navigator’s catalog includes more than 4 million open resources and 250,000 assessment questions.
Navigator indexes educational resources from publishers such as EngageNY, CK-12, NASA, Openstax, KQED, Khan Academy, among others. Its catalog of high-quality, metadata-tagged resources and questions is used widely in practice, organized by educators as collections and assessments, and is verified by leading researchers.
Content analysis of the learning activities associates the activities with transcripts, summary, and phrase-cloud. Machine classification connects learning activities with competencies and resource types. Navigator uses the data stream to compute metadata such as relevance, engagement, and efficacy. The metadata is reviewed and enhanced by human experts where appropriate.
For every discipline of learning, Navigated Learning Collaborative members can collaborate to develop the competency framework complete with learning maps. Existing curriculum can then be aligned to the competency framework to enable the navigation experience.
Competencies are mapped to local norms such as state frameworks. Full-spectrum of learning activities can be organized as collections and assessments and then used to create lessons that are aligned to competencies. Learning activities are organized into lessons with assessments to enable learners to gain proficiency in the related competencies. To conform with current practices, the lessons for these competencies can be organized into units and courses.