Full Spectrum of Learning

Navigator provides searchable access to millions of open education resources. When you license Navigator, you gain access to a full spectrum of digital and offline learning activities, such as media-rich interactives, videos, labs, projects, and presentations. Navigator uses this full spectrum of activities to create individual learning pathways. Instructors can search by subject and standards to find, use, and modify digital and offline learning activities to fit the needs of their learners. Learners can access these resources on their own, allowing for independent and small-group learning.

Open Quality Catalog

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, PhET, 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 are reviewed and enhanced by human experts where appropriate.

Structure Learning and Organize Content

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 state and national frameworks. The full spectrum of learning activities can then be organized into the lessons, resource collections, and assessments that contribute to each learner’s individual journey. To align with instructional practice, lessons can also be organized into units and courses.