Real-Time Data to Inform Practice

Practitioners in the learning ecosystem include educators, content providers, schools, curriculum developers, and implementers. They use Navigator to implement and validate the science, technology, and practice for outcomes. School Administrators review and validate their current practices for learning gains with the Navigator and content providers validate the engagement and efficacy of their open and premium content. Practitioners have unlimited use of Navigator for their cohorts and interact with the collaborative through newsletters and at conferences to validate and evolve the efficacy of their practices.


Lab schools are innovators in the K-12 space who want to be involved in the research-to-practice cycle. Lab schools implement Navigator in their classes and cohorts, create content and courses, and track learning competencies and implementation techniques to boost learning outcomes. Instructors and administrators have access to different levels of real-time data to make in-the-moment modifications to teaching and learning approaches or provide additional support to struggling learners.

Gooru’s lab schools can intricately track learning and collaborate with other instructors by making materials available to instructors everywhere through Navigator’s catalog, and providing anonymized data to improve the navigated learning experience for all collaborators. Lab school feedback and the ability to study learning and implementation practices is integral to Navigator’s innovation.

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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.

Gooru is a research-led organization that provides a tool to support research endeavors in a wide variety of fields. Leading researchers in data science, learning science, psychology, sociology, economics, and teacher education from around the world collaborate on projects and gain access to Gooru anonymized data. Researchers advance their respective fields while also improving Navigator tools through research-backed practices. Researchers support the operationalization of the science of learning with big data to create a personalized learning experience.

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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.

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.

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.

Digital Promise is supporting innovation through a collaborative grant that focuses on providing step-by-step solutions as part of Navigator suggestions. We will study learner knowledge development and decision making based on scaffolds provided in each student's learning journey.

National University collaborated with us on their project of precision learning to develop the learner and instructor experience and the suggest algorithm in early stages.

Researchers

Sreeja S, PhD

Ashoka Fellow and Chief functionary and Secretary, India Education Collective;

Neal Finkelstein, PhD

Director, Innovation Studies program, WestEd

Kenji Hakuta, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Youngmoo Kim, PhD

Director, Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University

Anjini Kochar, PhD

Director, India Programme at the Stanford Centre for International Development (SCID), Stanford University

Zachary Pardos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education and School of Information, UC Berkeley

Vasile Rus, PhD

Professor, Computer Science, University of Memphis

Teomara (Teya) Rutherford, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware

Nancy Butler Songer, PhD

Fulbright Scholar, Distinguished Professor, School of Education, Drexel University

Srinath Srinivasa, PhD

Professor and Dean (R&D), Web Science Lab, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B)

Lav Varshney, PhD

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Funders fuel innovation, place a spotlight on the diversity of learners, the complexity of learning, and the intricacies of the learning ecosystem. Funders can come from any sector - foundations, non-profits, government agencies, or for-profit companies - to support Gooru’s research-to-practice development of Navigator and its tools. Funders join the Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) by supporting any of the NLC collaborators, including science of learning researchers, technology developers, content and tool providers, and implementers. Funders are crucial to the advancement of competency models and aligned content for various disciplines and to implement Navigator in different learning environments. New funders can build on the significant impact current funders have contributed.

Philanthropists, foundations, corporate social responsibility teams, and governments use Navigator's Mission Control to track how the learning programs they support are performing. Through Mission Control’s dashboard funders can view or track their efforts and receive immediate information to monitor programs, understand the efficacy of resources, and track learning outcomes of their philanthropic spending. Funders can drill-down and roll-up to view relevant data, including learning gains made by learners at the local, regional, national, and global levels, as well as how and where curriculums are being used and their efficacy.

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AT&T funded Gooru to  design the learner and instructor interface.

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.

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.

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.

Google was an early believer in the promise of Gooru's mission and technology and a funder for developing Navigator.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has supported Gooru’s development of an open learning activities catalog since 2011.

Lockheed Martin funded Gooru to add computer science content to the Navigator Library.

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 learner engagement.

Office Of Naval Research supported Gooru to build an enhanced STEM learning experience over the course of several years.

Ram Shriram has provided Gooru funding support over a number of years spanning various projects in different areas to develop Navigator.

Susan Crown Exchange has funded the development of Navigator over multiple years.

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.

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.

Rati Forbes, an individual philanthropist from India, provided Gooru initial funding to start building a mobile app for instructors with offline capabilities.

Sergey Brin Family Foundation has been generously supporting us with funds for operational expenses.

Content providers bring expertise and content to Navigator courses. We welcome content experts from any discipline, in any language, for any age group, with any type of curated content. With Navigator, experts migrate existing content to a competency framework they develop. Once content is added to the framework, it is tagged with metadata and crosswalked to standards. Then, content providers can use Navigator to evaluate the efficacy of their content and framework while sharing highly curated content with learners. Using learning outcomes and a variety of tracking metrics, content providers can iterate content to further improve learning outcomes. As a content provider you will be joining a mission to support learning outcomes for all learners and innovating an existing product used by millions.

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SERP contributes their MathByExample and AlgebraByExample content to math Learning Maps in the Navigator Library.

SkillsCommon is making its library of free and open learning resources to the Learning Navigator to facilitate instructors and learning everywhere.

MERLOT is making its entire library of learning resources available on the Learning Navigator that facilitate instructors and learners around the world.

Next Gen Personal Finance has implemented the Learning Navigator into its financial education courses.

The India Education Collective is implementing Navigator in Hindi in grades 1 through 5 across India and adding learning resources in Hindi to Navigator's catalog.

Tool providers can integrate their tools into Navigator or build and distribute third-party tools via APIs. Tool providers contribute to a comprehensive toolbar that supports positive learning outcomes for all users. These tools include a decoder, glossaries, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, graphing tools, text enlarger, notepad, and peer-to-peer functionality. Tool providers can access thousands of varied learners and instructors to study the efficacy and validity of their tools and track use and learning outcomes. Tool providers will define the tracking and metadata surrounding their tools to enable monitoring at different grain sizes. With Navigator tool providers can reach thousands of learners and instructors across a wide range of grade levels, subjects, and locations. This creates a rich dataset for measuring the efficacy and validity of tools at different grain sizes, with tracking and metadata defined by the providers themselves.

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Gooru is a non profit dedicated to the human right of education. It makes learning tools to facilitate educators and learners everywhere.

Implementers are K-12 districts, non-traditional classrooms, and post-secondary schools who wish to integrate Navigator into their existing instruction. Governmental organizations, government-sponsored programs, post-secondary schools, adult learning, skills training programs, remedial programs, and soft skills programs are implementing Navigator to track learning outcomes in real-time and provide support learners that need it. Implementers can access Navigator's Mission Control dashboards at the learner, class, district, and state levels. Mission Control provides clear and easy-to-understand analytics on what is and isn't working to make data-informed decisions.

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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.

Gyan Prakash is bringing the Learning Navigator in Marathi to teachers and students in grades 1 through 5 in the state of Maharashtra.

The India Education Collective is implementing the Navigator in Hindi in grades 1 through 5 across India.

Sampoorna Swaraj Foundation is using Navigator to prepare local elected officials with basic knowledge about governance in the Panchayati Raj system in India.

SAP is implementing the Navigator to locate their learners and enhance their programs in their SAP academy.

GG4L will be implementer of the Navigator and will be connecting users via our Roster Data Integration Platform GG4L Connect and Single Sign On Solution School Passport.

Kashmir Education Initiative intends to extensively use the Navigator to enable students to build, monitor, assess, and continue to develop the competencies, knowledge, and skills needed to become meaningful and contributing citizens of tomorrow.

Partners take Navigator and its tools to millions of users around the world. Gooru packages Navigator tools, so partners can integrate these tools into their applications to bring Navigated Learning to millions of diverse learners across disciplines, geographies, and learning abilities. Partners integrate the curated Navigator catalog of a full spectrum of open education resources or a white-labeled Math Navigator into their services. This gives their instructors, learners, and administrators access to the full functionality of Navigator tools.

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GG4L will be implementer of the Navigator and will be connecting users via our Roster Data Integration Platform GG4L Connect and Single Sign On Solution School Passport.

ItsLearning integrates with Navigator via the Catalog API to provide access to extensive content in both English and other languages for their teachers to include in their courses.

Guizhou Jingshi City Investment Intelligent Education Industry Co., LTD is implementing Navigator in Mandarin in K-12 in mainland China.

HoverCam teachers use document cameras in classrooms to access Navigator tools from their Flex 11 software.

Utter developed a competency model on Navigator for spoken English. Navigator continuously locates the learners and sends the learners' proficiency data to the Utter app to help learners track their mastery.

Xepto Computing is working to create nextgen LMS with navigator.