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Leading OER Resource Research Partnership: Smithsonian Learning Lab

For over five years the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) has been researching, building, and improving the Smithsonian Learning Lab for educators. But now it is time to hear from the students! We at Navigation North are proud to be a partner in this exciting venture which brings digitized collections from Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36-05:00 April 24th, 2017|

Teachers Rocked The Booth At CUE Conference

Navigation North had a blast at CUE 2017! Our team demonstrated some of the platforms we helped develop, including CTE Online, The Smithsonian Learning Lab, and Open ED Community. It was wonderful to meet so many different, creative, and excited teachers. We were asked time and time again, "How is all this stuff free?!?" Thank you to all the teachers who [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36-05:00 March 27th, 2017|

Navigation North At CUE 2017 Conference In Palm Springs

Greetings, citizens! Some of the Navigation North team will be showcasing our projects and demonstrating how to best use the educational tools we've developed over the years in partnership with organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, along with state and federal agencies, at the CUE 2017 National Conference. Navigation North VP and Director of Education, Brian Ausland, was asked by the US Department [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36-05:00 March 10th, 2017|

Navigation North Announces New Open Educational Resources Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/1/2017 Fast Growing EdTech Company to Launch Free Open Educational Resource Platform in Summer 2017 Chico, CA: Today, Navigation North, an educational technology research and development firm, announced a summer 2017 release of a no-cost online platform for educators titled Open ED Community. www.openEDcommunity.com Navigation North has been instrumental in several educational development projects including [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36-05:00 March 1st, 2017|

What Supports EdTech Project Success?

EdTech projects can be different from standard education or technology projects. What are steps clients and firms can take for best outcomes? How do we determine if a project has finished successfully? Education, as a culture, is informed as much by ritual and tradition as by research and data. Paying attention to the numbers is important, but not understanding education's cultural adherence to [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36-05:00 January 25th, 2017|

California’s Blended PD/Curriculum Project Works To Explain Growing Popularity In Other States

California has been experimenting with an online model that blends professional development with collaborative curriculum design to help promote improved instruction and use of digital open educational resources. And in an era when current data shows billions of dollars annually spent on professional development has yielded little measurable improvement, California has instead been wrestling with the accelerated success of their program statewide. What [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37-05:00 December 12th, 2016|