Gooru’s Navigator technology allows each innovator to integrate with their own goals and agendas including research areas, tools, study outcomes, and validation while joining other innovators to give all learners equal access to positive learning outcomes. Each innovator can measure learning gains, study positive learning outcomes, and validate data that are then used to inform the Navigator system.

Big Data

Gooru brings anonymized usage and efficacy data back to researchers to help improve science and practice of learning. As learners work, Navigator gathers rich activity stream data for every learner across all facets of learning, including cognitive and non-cognitive skills. These data can be captured for all users and form large, rich data sets for researchers in the Navigated Learning Collaborative. Gooru’s research-to-practice model allows for a distributed learning system to come together to accelerate research and develop best practices in implementation.

Refining Navigated Learning

Gooru has established a research life cycle that informs the platform at every stage of design, development, and implementation. With Navigator, Gooru can measure all facets of learning in order to maximize education and skills training. The real-time data backbone provides real-time actionable information on learning and struggles to all stakeholders in the learning ecosystem. We continuously work closely with our collaborators to better unpack the complexities of learning.

Research to Practice Cycle

Integrating research and practice forms a closed loop information-gathering approach to validating data and modifying product design while providing rich data sets to researchers across many disciplines. Research results inform Navigator’s design, further fine-tuning it to users’ needs.

Accessing Data

 Innovators will access data through Mission Control. Mission Control’s dashboard provides access to real-time learner data at different grain sizes. Innovators can query the database and apply their own filters to get the data sets that are most relevant to their work. This data and information are easily accessible and exportable. Gooru maintains the highest levels of data privacy and security. Any access to data will require permissions and automated settings will be set conservatively to ensure the privacy of all users.