Navigator in the United States

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The Navigated Learning Collaborative members in the United States are implementing, innovating, and validating Navigator in a variety of ways.

K-12 Lab Schools

K-12 schools throughout the country who are implementing Navigator provide invaluable insights into technology requirements, design ideas, and innovations to support learning and best practices in implementation in diverse classrooms. The learning outcomes validated the efficacy of the Navigator Tools.

Currently, Leadership Public Schools, Galt Unified Elementary School District, Lammersville Unified School District, Park County School District, and Val Verde Unified School District are using Navigator to provide learners with personal learning journeys and instructors with the ability to monitor and intervene.

From individual interventions to group activities, Navigator allows instructors to customize how they use Navigator in each of their classrooms. From Go Live Assessments that can be given to a whole class or select smaller groups to activities given as homework assignment, instructors are using Navigator to fill gaps, reinforce new concepts, and review core concepts.

Research Projects

Gooru has strong partnerships with established learning science researchers who combine education expertise with Gooru’s data science expertise, rapid prototyping, and a broad user base in the United States and India.

Dr. Teomara (Teya) Rutherford at the University of Delaware is working to understand how motivation and self-regulation feature in learner's choices within Math Navigator and how their choices illustrate their strengths and areas of improvement in social-emotional learning to provide actionable insights for instructors.

Dr. Nancy Butler Songer is a Distinguished University Professor at Drexel University and a Visiting Scholar at The union combines Songer’s learning sciences and STEM education expertise with Gooru’s data science expertise, rapid prototyping, and a broad user base in the United States and India. Songer collaborates with Gooru’s laboratory-at-scale for a range of research questions on learning science knowledge development, learner soft-skills development, teacher professional development, and the examination of classroom practices with technology-enhanced pedagogical innovation.

NSF DRK-12 Grant: In the Life Right Here and Everywhere project, middle school learners are constructing arguments to support the development of abstract and complex Next Generation Science knowledge development. Gooru is collaborating with Dr. Nancy Songer professor at Drexel University and Dr. Tanya Dewey profession at Colorado State University on this project.

Hewlett Foundation is funding a Teacher Professional Development Navigator that will address how to effectively use data and technology in the classroom. Gooru's lab school, Galt, has provided feedback throughout the process and will pilot with Galt curriculum coaches and teachers this Spring with a scaled rollout to the district this 20-21 school year.

Government and Workplace Skills Training

Navigator’s technology is able to work in any industry to learn any discipline. Gooru has had successful implementation across government and workplace skills training.

Department of Defense Training

Advanced Distributed Learning (part of the US Department of Defense) funded an initial implementation of Navigator as an interoperable learning exchange. Gooru extended Navigator to xAPI compliant with support for xAPI statements from diverse sources, as well as converting native events into xAPI statements and storing them in an LRS.

Skills Commons

Skills Commons is migrating over 500 courses and training materials developed by the Department of Labor to Navigator for any member to access and use.

World Bank

leveraged Navigator to develop a soft skills course to include in the training of auto workers in Morocco. This successful proof of concept has led to future opportunities for Gooru to develop and scale into other sectors and industries in MENA.

Higher Education

California State University curates open-educational resources for higher education as part of its Affordable Learning Solution. Their multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching, MERLOT, is migrating all of its more than 88,000 learning resources to Navigator to create a more widely available and dynamic learning experience.

Lifelong Learning

Next Gen Personal Finance is a non-profit who is developing a finance navigator to help everyone fill their knowledge gaps in personal finance. Their library of resources, available to all lifelong learners is available on Navigator for any member.