Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resource (OER) Repository Plugin For WordPress

Today our team launched WP OER - a free plugin which turns any WordPress education website into an open educational resource (OER) repository, available on the WordPress plugin directory. Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. If your [...]

By | 2017-08-16T14:08:59+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Navigation North Project Earns 2017 Gold MUSE Award

The Smithsonian Learning Lab was launched last year as a result of the partnership between The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access in Washington, D.C. and educational technology agency Navigation North. Last week, the project was awarded a 2017 Gold MUSE Award for Education & Outreach from the American Alliance of Museums. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 May 15th, 2017|

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+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Prepare Your Students For Digital Assessments By Using Free Online Resources

The second half of the school year brings with it major education assessments which can be a stressful time for teachers, parents, and students. PARCC, Smarter Balanced, ACT Aspire, and Common Core States Standards (CCSS). According to The Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment: "The average difference in the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in the CSTs between [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 April 5th, 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+00:00 March 27th, 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+00:00 March 1st, 2017|