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What Are Your Thoughts on OER?

Gooru Learning recently posed the question, "What are your thoughts on OER?", and generating an answer seemed like a valid exercise.  Diagram of OER Providers OER can be an emerging key ingredient in helping all schools and all teachers formulate a more rich and diverse learning environment for students. Today's openly available learning resources have been thoughtfully designed [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:55:12+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Taking Canvas Open Source LMS – To The Schools of New Mexico

This piece was based on a presentation we delivered at the 2017 Ed-Fi Data Summit in Austin TX. It is a summary of our work with Learning Tapestry in New Mexico to build and deploy the Canvas Open Source Learning Management System and then move two education agencies, their users and their courses from Blackboard and D2L Brightspace to their [...]

By | 2018-03-27T23:59:31+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

Our Team Partners With Teach To Lead To Launch More Intuitive Website

Navigation North partnered with Teach to Lead to launch a new website with improved user experience and a featured profiles tool. Visual Facelift During initial meetings with the Teach to Lead team, it was determined they wanted a more modern look and feel. They provided a few examples of nonprofit and education websites they liked, and we crafted a design [...]

By | 2017-09-22T10:43:24+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

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|

Is Your Education Website ADA Compliant?

Many education agencies have received notifications from the Office of Civil Right (OCR) stating they are not in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, standards. This could lead to some serious issues. If your organization leadership is unsure of the ADA compliance status of your website, we suggest investigating soon! An increase in unwelcome attention from federal agencies has this topic on [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:27:23+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Web Design & Development For Education Agencies

Navigation North has extensive knowledge of Content Management System (CMS) platform structure, design, and accessibility unique to district, state, and federal education agencies. Quite frequently, our clients' needs can be met by leveraging the power of WordPress or Drupal. We elevate web development projects with content and messaging strategy support, partnered with technical expertise spanning over two decades. Our team is made up of [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:35+00:00 May 18th, 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|