Summertime means testing time for those teams wanting to grab input from educators. Thinking, planning, and designing systems to increase the use of digital learning resources and enabling educators in sharing how they create richer, more equitable, and differentiated classrooms for students is our passion. Therefore, we typically contact educators just as the school year concludes. The idea is to [...]
Busy, Busy @ Navigation North A few of our long time clients have decided now is the time to make strategic and significant investments in extending their existing systems. Therefore, things are moving fast within the Navigation North offices as these big projects make their way through our design and development processes. The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has [...]
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 [...]