Learning Object Repository

Gooru’s Learning Object Repository (LOR) contains more than 4 million resources that make up our Learning Activities Catalog (LAC). Those resources that have gone through the most extensive vetting are added to our Curated Activities for Personalization (CAP) catalog. The CAP contains thousands of high-quality, curated activities with comprehensive metadata tags that are standards-aligned and ready to use.

The LOR = LAC + CAP

Gooru has developed a Learning Activities Catalog (LAC) of millions of open resources from high-quality providers popular among users in relevant disciplines in specific geographies. The content in the LAC has been tagged with Metadata that includes; Transcript, Summary, Phrase Cloud, Competency, Lexile level, and more. Content that is consistently used by educators and is engaging and effective for teaching particular competencies graduates to be included in the Curated Activities for Personalization (CAP) and include additional metadata that includes; Relevance, Engagement, Outcomes, and more. Both the LAC and the CAP are commonly referred to in the industry as a Learning Objects Repository (LOR).

LOR Content for K-12

Catalog Distribution

0 Resources

Resource Types and Count

  • Audio  –  29,863
  • Video  –  74,585
  • Interactive  –  61,719
  • Image  –  80,935
  • Webpage  –  2,786,695
  • Text  –  239,754

0 Questions

Question Types and Count

  • Multiple Choice  –  159,681
  • Multiple Answer  –  888
  • True Or False  –  6,073
  • Fill In The Blank  –  10,280
  • Multiple Select Image  –  284
  • Multiple Select Text  –  436
  • Highlight Text  –  114
  • Drag And Drop Order  –  259
  • Open Ended  –  13,253

Distribution By Subject

0 Math Resources

  • Assessments – 2,920
  • Units  – 196
  • Questions  – 47,705
  • Resources  – 124,620
  • Lessons  – 1,020
  • Courses – 26
  • Collections  – 3,246
  • Offline Activities  – 145

0 Science Resources

  • Assessments – 816
  • Units  – 112
  • Questions  – 78,491
  • Resources  – 2,264,872
  • Lessons  – 506
  • Courses – 13
  • Collections  – 1,323

0 Social Sciences Resources

  • Assessments – 290
  • Units  – 72,375
  • Questions  – 37,287
  • Resources  – 984,249
  • Lessons  – 541
  • Collections  – 593

0 English Language Arts Resources

  • Assessments – 272
  • Units  – 307
  • Questions  – 10,084
  • Resources  – 154,023
  • Lessons  – 933
  • Courses – 14
  • Collections  – 1,911

Distribution of Content in Non-English Languages

 

Language

Resources

Questions

Collection

Assessments

Offline Activities

Hindi 1,217 1,077 237 134 18
Marathi 1,708 1,354 247 251 197
Dutch 63,271 0 0 0 0
Spanish 80,699 0 0 0 0

CAP Content for K-12

Gooru has curated many thousands of high-quality K-12 content to be used when recommending personalized pathways within Navigator. These include: 

  • Digital resources such as websites, videos, interactive games, simulations, and text documents
  • Questions are available in 9 different item types including drag and drop, true/false, open free response, multiple select, and multiple choice.
  • Collections are curated sequences of resources and questions.
  • Assessments are curated sequences of questions.
  • Offline Activities like projects, seminars, presentations, group activities, and field trips.
  • Team activities that support collaborative efforts
  • Courses that are designed to facilitate personalized learning with Gooru’s Learning Navigator.

Subject

Math 2-12

Science 6-8

ELA 5-8

CAP Totals

Total Competencies 420 143 332 895
Estimated Collections 840 143 332 1,315
Estimated Assessments 1,320 143 332 1,795
Estimated Resources 2,520 575 996 4,091
Estimated Questions 5,280 715 1,660 7,655
Estimated OAs 380 In Review In Review 380
Estimated Solved Examples 1,984 In Review In Review 1,984
Total Unique Content Articles* 10,164 1,290 2,656 14,110

Example Activities

Gravitational Pull in the Solar System

Metadata

Framework Navigator Middle School Science
Subject Middle School Science
Course MS Earth and Space Sciences
Domain Earth’s Place in the Universe
Competency Code NMS.K12.NMS-SS-EU-06
Competency Description Develop and use models to describe the role of gravity in the movement and orientation of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, solar systems, and galaxies
Display Code MS-ESS1-2.b
Description Develop and use models to describe the role of gravity in the movement and orientation of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, solar systems, and galaxies.
Learning Objective Develop and use models to describe the role of gravity in the movement and orientation of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, solar systems, and galaxies.
License Public Domain (PDM 1.0)
ETL (secs) 720
Language English
Audience All Students
Publisher Gooru Org
Thumbnail https://cdn.gooru.org/aaa05420-7057-4475-9aea-8da33c58f6d3.jpg
Relevance 0.78
Engagement 0.8
Efficacy 0.75
Grade 8
Accessibility CC
Access Hazard None
Advertisement Level No Advertisement
Frame breaker FALSE
21 Century Skills Master Core Academic Content

4.MD.7 Signature Assessment

Metadata

Framework Common Core State Standards
Subject Math
Course Grade 4
Domain Measurement & Data
Competency Code CCSS.K12.MA-4-MD-C.03
Competency Description Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
Display Code 4.MD.7
Description Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
Learning Objective Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
License Public Domain (PDM 1.0)
Language English
Audience All Students
DOK Level 2: Skill/Concept,Level 3: Strategic Thinking
Publisher Gooru Org
Thumbnail https://cdn.gooru.org/78127c4c-5992-40dd-85ad-cd659ed5ed1c.png
Relevance 0.84
Engagement 0.76
Efficacy 0.79
Grade 4
Educational Use Assessment
Access Hazard None
Advertisement Level No Advertisement
Frame breaker FALSE
21 Century Skills Master Core Academic Content

Modeling Asexual Reproduction in Bacteria

Metadata

Framework Navigator Middle School Science
Subject Middle School Science
Course MS Life Science
Domain Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Competency Code NMS.K12.NMS-LS-HT-05
Competency Description Identify different forms of asexual reproduction and describe the number of parents, types of cells, organism type, and variation among offspring.
Display Code MS-LS3-2.b
Description In the last lesson, you modeled the process of sexual reproduction. But what about organisms like the cyanobacteria in blue-green algae that do asexual reproduction? In this activity, you will model asexual reproduction in bacteria.
Learning Objective In the last lesson, you modeled the process of sexual reproduction. But what about organisms like the cyanobacteria in blue-green algae that do asexual reproduction? In this activity, you will model asexual reproduction in bacteria.
License Public Domain (PDM 1.0)
ETL (secs) 3000
Language English
Audience All Students
DOK Level 2: Skill/Concept
Publisher Gooru Org
Thumbnail https://cdn.gooru.org/4ad4c509-a4eb-4a7b-8997-917c2333897d.jpg
Relevance 0.75
Engagement 0.81
Efficacy 0.79
Educational Use Project
Access Hazard None
Advertisement Level No Advertisement
Frame breaker FALSE
21 Century Skills Master Core Academic Content

PhET Fraction Matcher

Metadata

Framework Common Core State Standards
Subject Math
Course Grade 3
Domain Number & Operations–Fractions
Competency Code CCSS.K12.MA-3-NF-A.03.02
Competency Description Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Display Code 3.NF.3.b
Description Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!
Language English
Quality Indicator
(Editorial tag)
5
Copyright Owner PhET
Thumbnail https://cdn.gooru.org/f000/2473/1436/96b67140-4044-11e4-9966-7bbb2c1dced5_b0e95275-97df-432b-b9eb-ad0691638a20.png
Relevance 0.91
Engagement 0.92
Efficacy 0.89
Grade 3
Educational Use Activity
Access Hazard None
Advertisement Level No Advertisement
Frame breaker FALSE
Summary No summary is generated for interactive resources
Transcript No transcripts are generated for Interactive resources

Question 4

Metadata

Framework Navigator Middle School Science
Subject Middle School Science
Course Integrated Middle School Science
Domain From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Competency Code NMS.K12.NMS-LS-FP-05
Competency Description Describe the structure and function of the cell wall, particulary its protective and structural roles in plant cells.
Display Code MS-LS1-2.c
Description Describe the structure and function of the cell wall, particularly its protective and structural roles in plant cells.
Learning Objective Describe the structure and function of the cell wall, particularly its protective and structural roles in plant cells.
License Public Domain (PDM 1.0)
ETL (secs) 120
Language English
Audience All Students
DOK Level 2: Skill/Concept
Publisher Gooru Org
Grade 6
Media Features Image
Access Hazard None
Advertisement Level No Advertisement
Frame breaker FALSE

Math Navigator (Integrated Pathway)

Metadata

Framework CCSS Integrated Math
Subject Math
Course Integrated Math (Grade K – HS)
Display Code INTM.K12.MA
License Public Domain (PDM 1.0)
Language English
Audience All Students
Publisher Gooru Org
Thumbnail https://cdn.gooru.org/db88085a-78da-49d8-a925-c413f93d15ae.png
Relevance 0.93
Engagement 0.89
Efficacy 0.9
Educational Use Course

Activity Types

Gooru has developed multiple tools that provide access to our Learning Object Repository (LOR), which includes millions of multimedia web resources, thousands of educator curated collections and assessments, and over fifty classroom-ready courses that are aligned to national standards.

Resources

Resources are openly accessible digital content artifacts like websites, videos, interactive games, simulations, and text documents. Resources in the LAC come from educational publishers and the Gooru community. They cover K-12 and higher education subject areas including language arts, mathematics, social sciences, science, personal finance, technology & engineering, and arts & humanities. Resources in the CAP are regularly updated and curated by Gooru’s team as our community of users generates usage data and metadata on efficacy, engagement, and alignment.

Questions

Questions are available in 15 different formats including drag and drop, true/false, free response, multiple select, multiple-choice, and special ELA-specific types such as identifying digraphs, counting syllables, words per minute, and reading comprehension. Teachers can use any combination of these question types when designing collections and assessments for their students.

Collections

Collections are sets of resources and questions organized by an author/educator to address a standard, topic, or lesson. Teachers can remix and customize collections for their students.

Assessments

Assessments are curated sets of questions designed for formative assessment of student understanding and authored in Gooru’s content builder. Assessments can be played in the Gooru player to capture score and usage data. Teachers can remix assessments and the individual question items with Gooru’s content builder tools.

Courses

Courses are designed to facilitate personalized learning with Gooru’s Learning Navigator, where students can learn at their own pace within collections and assessments or across whole units. Courses leverage assessments to provide instant feedback and progress over time as well as collections to support flipped learning, blended learning, and recommendations to promote student agency.

US Standards Coverage

National Frameworks

  • CCSS (Math, ELA)
  • NGSS (Science)
  • C3 (Social Science)
  • CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards

State Frameworks

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Navigator Library

How Navigator is being used

Gooru Metadata Schema

Resources are reviewed at the “domain” level for many metadata fields, including editorial tags. In order to capture and communicate each resource’s relevance for partners and teachers across the globe, we developed the Gooru Metadata Schema, a comprehensive structure that determines how content will appear and be discoverable in the Gooru platform and via APIs.

Meta Data Field Title Description Example(s)
URL The URL of the resource. interactives.ck12.org
License & License Code The type of license specified for using the resource.

For more information about Creative Commons licenses, visit the Creative Commons website.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0 Generic
CC BY-NC-SA 1.0
Name The title of the resource (limit: 50 characters). Observation of Cells
Audience The audience for which the resource is intended–student or teacher. Student
About The description of the resource (limit: 300 characters). This video provides an introduction and overview of cells and cell function.
Language The language of the resource. For videos, it is the language of the dialogue. English
Publisher The organization credited with publishing the resource. MIT OpenCourseWare
Resource Format A “resource,” as used in Gooru, is any online-based web material that can be used for instructing or studying K-12 curriculum:

  • Video: A resource intended for watching
  • Webpage: A resource that incorporates multiple resource formats
  • Interactive: A resource that requires users to interact with the content
  • Question: A question resource
  • Image: A visual depiction–object or slide
  • Text: A resource intended for reading
  • Audio: A resource intended for listening
Click the resource formats in the left column for exemplars
Subject The subject area that is aligned with the resource’s content.  Math
Thumbnail The URL of the resource thumbnail. http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/images/icivics_logo.jpg
Grade Level The intended grade level of the material.

Gooru supports the following grade levels: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher Education

1,2,3,4
Depth of Knowledge The categorization of content based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge including:

  • Level 1: Recall
  • Level 2: Skill/Concept
  • Level 3: Strategic Thinking
  • Level 4: Extended Thinking

Note: This field only applies to question resources.

Level 1: Recall
Level 2: Skill/Concept
Level 3: Strategic Thinking
Level 4: Extended Thinking
Standards The type of educational standards used for alignment. 

Gooru currently supports the following standards frameworks:

State frameworks supported

  • Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Common Core State Standards
21st Century Skills The 21st Century Skills are the categorization of content based on Conley Four Keys, Hewlett Deeper Learning Model, P21’s Framework for 21st Century Learning, and the National Resource Center for Life and Work.

 21st Century Skills include:

Key Cognitive Skills and Strategies

  • Problem Formulation 
  • Research: Access and Evaluate Information 
  • Interpretation: Use and Manage Information 
  • Communication 
  • Precision and Accuracy 
  • Apply Technology Effectively 
  • Analyze Media 
  • Create Media Products 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Creativity 
  • Reasoning and Argumentation

Key Content Knowledge

  • Master Core Academic Content 
  • Global Awareness 
  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy 
  • Civic Literacy 
  • Health Literacy 
  • Environmental Literacy 
  • Technical Knowledge and Skills

Key Learning Skills and Techniques

  • Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring 
  • Building of Persistence 
  • Building of Motivation 
  • Help Seeking 
  • Time Management and Study Skills 
  • Test-taking skills 
  • Note-taking skills 
  • Strategic Reading 
  • Collaborative Learning 
  • Work Well Independently 
  • Work Effectively in Diverse Teams 
  • Adapt to Change 
  • Develop Academic Mindset 
  • Metacognition 
  • Leadership
Problem Formulation,
Civic Literacy, Creativity,
Collaborative Learning
Ads Identify the presence of ads on the resource. 

  • No Advertisement: Resource has no advertisement.
  • Moderate Advertisement: Resource has mild advertisement that does not distract the user.
  • Severe Advertisement: Resource has multiple advertisements, pop-up or flashing ads.
Moderate Advertisement
HTTPS/HTTP Indicates if a domain is https/http so it can be embedded in corresponding environments
Cannot iFrame A resource that cannot be displayed in the Gooru player due to ‘X-Frame-Options’ settings. Example
Breaks iFrame A resource that opens in the native site rather than within the Gooru player. This resource immediately redirects the entire player page to the resource site.  Example

Detailed Information

For further detailed information on our LOR, LAC, and CAP we have created this comprehensive document.

Competency Frameworks Mapped

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US K-12

76%

India K-12

68%

Global K-12 Science

78%

Professional Development

41%

Skills Development

32%

0 Content in our CAP

Our Curated Activities for Personalization (CAP) catalog contains high-quality, curated activities with extensive associated metadata aligned to state standards.

0 Content in LOR

Gooru’s Learning Object Repository (LOR) contains well over 4 million resource

0 Competencies

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