NEWS

Navigation North to Release New OER-LTI Tools

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-10T15:10:42+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

Two Canvas Projects and Some Fun Summer Learning

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 [...]

By | 2018-08-18T17:50:21+00:00 August 17th, 2018|

What Are Your Thoughts on OER?

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-30T16:17:18+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|