Navigator for Learners
Navigator for Learners locates each individual’s initial knowledge, skills, and mindsets then constructs a personalized path to reach their learning goals. Navigator visualizes the learner’s proficiency as a Skyline, as the learner gains mastery, they close the gap between initial understandings and the target destination. The Skyline pinpoints competencies the learner has already mastered and those they have yet to learn, updating continuously and in real time.explore navigator for learners
Pathways: Individual pathways are dynamically updated based on the learner's performance as they progress through a course. Navigator suggests learning activities to fortify concepts, build confidence, and achieve mastery. Full-Spectrum of Activities: Learning pathways consist not only of digital activities but also offline activities including, individual and group projects, essays, proofs, and presentations to fill gaps and deepen knowledge. Interactions with the wide variety of activities, resources, and formative assessments helps to dynamically locate the learner's knowledge, skills, and mindsets. Instructor Support: Learners receive personalized interventions from instructors and additional curated learning activities suggested by Navigator to help them reach their learning destination. Take Agency and Track: Learners track their performance over time and take agency of their learning by setting goals, reviewing their progress, making decisions in their learning journey, and planning their study. Data Privacy: Navigator complies with California's Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) not just for students in California, but for all learners no matter their age or location.
Navigator for Instructors
Navigator for Instructors helps instructors to monitor learners’ progress, to engage the class with rich-media content, and to provide Go Live Assessments for real-time updates. These data informs instructor suggestions for additional activities to help learners achieve mastery.explore navigator for instructors
Monitor: Navigator provides performance overviews of classes and detailed data-dashboards with real-time data of the location of each learner so instructors can understand their learners, make data informed decisions, and personalize interventions. Facilitate: Instructors can upload their own content or search Navigator’s extensive, curated catalog of standards-aligned resources. Navigator also offers instructors detailed rubrics to score offline assignments, including discussions, projects, and proofs. Suggestions: Navigator suggests curated activities based on a learner’s performance and preferences. Instructors can assign the curated suggested learning activities or their own activities to an individual, small groups, or the whole class. Go Live Assessments: Instructors can check learners’ understanding with Navigator's Go Live Assessments feature to see how each learner answers each question in real-time. Based on performance, instructors can reteach the concept, set up peer support, or provide small-group instruction.
Content providers can develop new competency frameworks, crosswalk their standards to existing competency frameworks, and align existing curriculum to competencies. They can transform any curriculum into a Navigator course, containing both offline and online learning activities to ensure learners have access to a full range of learning experiences.
Catalog: Gooru’s current library has over 4 million resources with more than 15 thousand collections and assessments, which is continually expanding. Framework: Navigator includes a competency framework for math, science, English language arts, and social studies for the United States K-12 space. These competencies are crosswalked to state and national standards and content providers verify the competency model and the crosswalks for their subjects and standards. Content providers can develop new competencies for post-secondary education, skills training, or professional learning, develop diagnostic assessments, as well as align and tag their existing curriculum to competency frameworks. Structure Learning and Organize Content: For every discipline of learning, collaborators can work with Gooru to develop a competency framework complete with Learning Maps. Existing curriculum can then be aligned to the competency framework to enable the navigation experience. A full spectrum of resources and activities can be organized as collections and assessments help learners to gain proficiency. Variety of Question Types: Navigator supports free-response questions and offline projects scored using instructor or learner rubrics, as well as multiple-choice, multiple answers, fill in the blank, drag and drop, and true or false questions that can be used as part of collections or assessments. Usage and Efficacy: Content providers can monitor the reach and efficacy of their curriculum with Navigator's real-time data dashboards. They gain insights into the type of user and context in which their curriculum is effectively used.
Mission Control provides administrators, principals, program coordinators, superintendents, researchers, funders, content providers, partners, and others in the learning ecosystem with the ability to make data-informed decisions.
Learning Gains: Leaders across the learning ecosystem from principals to program coordinators, education secretaries to content providers, superintendents to CEOs can monitor the learning gains of their cohorts. Through a variety of reports with restricted, permission based access and anonymized data, these leaders can make informed decisions about how to best support and accelerate learning outcomes. Competency Framework and Catalog: Collaborators can get an overview of all their competency frameworks and how the learners are performing in them. They also get a deep understanding of the usage of their content within the learning ecosystem. Research: Researchers from a variety of fields and interests, including but not limited to data science, learning sciences, education, and cognitive sciences use Mission Control to view their research in action and adapt and iterate as the data come in. They can develop and test their curricular interventions across education settings and learners, implement algorithms for reinforcement learning, or validate their hypotheses about learner mindsets.
NCore is the underlying technology powering Navigator. NCore is available to partners via REST APIs that can be leveraged to incorporate Navigated Learning technologies in their applications. Partners can enable several use cases for their users.
Locate the Learner: Activity Stream Data APIs will enable partners to locate their learners in any discipline and continuously track their progress. Curated Catalog: Search APIs provide partners access to Gooru’s highly curated catalog to provide different types of learning content including offline activities such as rubric-graded projects. Nextgen LMS: Partners can integrate their LMS or SIS with a range of NCore APIs or the Navigator tools to leverage all of the Navigator’s capabilities to become a next generation LMS.