Navigated Learning is designed for flexibility and accessibility. An approach that works in one sociocultural context with one set of users and educators is not guaranteed to work when replicated in another environment. Navigated Learning is designed to adapt and scale across disciplines and geographies.
Navigator’s ability to locate the learner is designed for scale with one model consistent across all facets of learning – subjects, non-cognitive skills, and socio-emotional skills. We call this representational model the Skyline. It tracks progress and performance as well as non-cognitive measures. The Skyline is intuitive and actionable, both learners and instructors can use it to make data-informed decisions in real time.
Digital learning is about leveraging all available resources in education, from watching videos and answering multiple-choice questions to writing essays and working on group projects. Navigator captures data from a full spectrum of learning activities including offline projects, essays, and proofs which are graded using rubrics and entered by the instructor to allow for a deeper characterization of the learner and videos, digital simulations, and a variety of question types that enhance the learning experience. All types of digital, offline, and social learning produce data that help to dynamically locate the learner’s knowledge, skills, and mindsets.
A large number of learners around the world have limited access to devices or connectivity. Navigator works in classrooms with one instructor, one smartphone, and limited internet access as well as schools with computer labs and technology-rich environments with one-to-one devices and broadband connectivity.
Navigator is designed for all learners, including those with special needs. Learners with disabilities have Skylines that locate them and provide individual pathways with activities that are appropriate to them, including resources suitable for the hearing impaired, those with color blindness, or learners on the autism spectrum.