An easy way to promote the learning resource you or your teams develop on the Smithsonian Learning Lab, is to use the embed code to drop a functional version of your collection on any webpage where you share information with your constituents!
Some could easily see this is a general thank you to our clients and partners for the year coming to an end. Well, yes...it is that, but it is quite a bit more than just "business" this year in particular. Most of those who work regularly with us know that our neighboring community of Paradise CA suffered a disastrous wildfire [...]
"We need to get online now and find our students!" a local Northern California school site administrator implored us two days after the fires decimated the town of Paradise CA just miles from our offices. Last Thursday - November 8th, members of the Navigation North team in Northern California woke up to head into the office and quickly noted an [...]
Navigation North traveled to San Francisco to do some early-stage visual prototyping with the California Historical Society team. In the heart of the CHS research center, amongst transitioning exhibitions, offices bustling with varied expertise and passion, and a blend of artwork and manuscripts that shape the history of the Golden State, a small room was set aside for a day [...]
Having spent the last 5 years refining OER systems and tools with some of the nation’s largest Learning Resource distributors and recently conducting a body of research and analysis on educator and agency use of OER, Navigation North is preparing to release a new series of robust learning resource distribution and tracking tools. We examined and documented the needs facing [...]
Demanding More from Their Learning Management Systems Requests to help more and more education agencies make full use of their LMS (Canvas or otherwise) to optimize online and blended course offerings seems to be in high gear lately. Universities, colleges, and districts are pushing to leverage their LMS investments as part of providing more learners online learning experiences, and to [...]
Gooru Learning recently posed the question, "What are your thoughts on OER?", and given our role in OER systems development and research over the last 15 years, generating a comprehensive 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 [...]