Gooru works with funders and leading researchers in data science, learning science, psychology, cognitive science, and instructor education from around the world to develop Navigator technology. Gooru established a network of lab school districts to work closely in all phases of research and innovation. Labs Schools, researchers, and funders are the core innovators. They help to characterize the complexities of learning and innovate to promote change and learning outcomes.
Navigator has been built, researched, and tested by a collaborative group of researchers, technologists, and educators who continually help improve and refine Navigator by usage. With strong foundations in the learning sciences, data science, teaching and educational practices, and artificial intelligence, innovators help to continually build on Navigator’s technology to assure learning outcomes for every learner.
Researchers, technologists, and lab schools incorporate the science of how individuals learn into the core technology behind Navigator. With Navigator’s ability to navigate learners to their destination and provide real-time data on learning outcomes at the individual, class, school, district, state, and national level, educators’ continually give feedback to make Navigator more effective. With grants from funders committed to the Navigated Learning Collaborative’s mission, we are able to engage the entire ecosystem to create systemic change.
Leadership Public Schools, a network of Oakland high schools is using the Navigator and collaborating with Gooru to develop and improve the student experience.
Galt Unified School District in California is using Navigator and is collaborating to build best practices to implement and teach 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.
Park County is a lab school who implements Math Navigator. They provide product feedback and make feature requests.
SERP’s STARI program offers a remedial ELA experience using Navigator tools and tracking learning outcomes. Their MathByExample tracks uses of the content and learning outcomes.
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, India 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 K-12 STEM classrooms.
Johns Hopkins University was an early research collaborator. They worked with Gooru to develop a Student Learning Community (SLJ) with Personalized Unit Plans. This helped to set the foundation for a research backed Navigator.
Colorado State University at Fort Collins University collaborates to improve the Navigator experience for individual learners.
The University of Delaware is contributing to the use of big data to operationalize learning science as it relates to Navigator.
The University of Memphis is conducting studies on Navigated Learning.
Wested is part of the innovation process. They collaborate on grants and other initiatives to support and study Navigator.
Research Scientist, Colorado State University; Director, Animal Diversity Web
Director, Innovation Studies program, WestEd
Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Director, Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University
Director, India Programme at the Stanford Centre for International Development (SCID), Stanford University
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education and School of Information, UC Berkeley
Professor, Computer Science, University of Memphis
Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware
Fulbright Scholar; Distinguished Professor, School of Education, Drexel University
Professor and Dean (R&D), Web Science Lab, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B)
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Cisco provides funding support to develop and implement Navigator, strategic advice on scaling and impact, and grow Navigated Learning Collaborative. They have supported Gooru since its incorporation in 2011.
World Bank collaborated and funded Gooru to develop a Skills Navigator course to be piloted with auto workers in Morocco. World Bank plans collaborate with Gooru to scale the project to other industries and subjects.
Google was an early believer in the promise of Gooru's mission and technology and a funder for developing Navigator.
NSF awarded Gooru a (2019-23) DRK 12 grant to support Next Generation Science Knowledge development using Navigator tools and the Animal Diversity Web and grants in 2015 and 2017 to support personalized suggestions and to study student engagement.
Rati Forbes, an individual philanthropist from India, provided Gooru initial funding to start building a mobile app for teachers with offline capabilities.
AT&T funded Gooru to design the student and teacher interface.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Gooru's development of a recommendation service using commercial-grade data mining techniques and machine learning algorithms coupled with a wiki-based mechanism to gauge resource quality and source new content.
The Carnegie Foundation awarded Gooru a marketing grant to increase awareness of open education resources for the Next Generation Science Standards among teachers, parents, and students.
Charles Schwab Foundation in partnership with Hewlett Foundation, funded Gooru to co-develop Learning Lists in Navigator with its lab school, Leadership Public School.
Lockheed Martin funded Gooru to add computer science content to the Navigator Library.
Office Of Naval Research supported Gooru to build an enhanced STEM learning experience over the course of several years.
Ram Sriram has provided Gooru funding support over a number of years spanning various projects in different areas to develop Navigator.
Schusterman Foundation provided general operating support and their expertise to build quality content.
Sobrato Foundation has provided 2,000 square foot lease free office space in the heart of Silicon Valley where Gooru has established its operating headquarters.
Susan Crown Exchange has funded the development of Navigator over multiple years.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has supported Gooru’s development of an open learning activities catalog since 2011.