Any entity interested in adopting and implementing Navigated Learning. This includes use of the Navigator tools and platform, adopting a competency-based approach to learning, and an interest in measuring learning Impact.
- Partners need to have an understanding of SSO models and should be using an identity provisioning system that can be configured at Navigator for SSO flows.
- Partners should be able to share their roster data in OneRoster standards format, or via ClassLink Roster API.
- Partners should be able to understand competency-based learning models, bring in the frameworks of interest, and be able to map the frameworks to other similar frameworks.
- Partners should be able to identify, create, and curate content relevant to the competency model of interest; and be able to setup content working together with NLC.
- Decide Hosted Vs On-Prem
Navigator tools can be accessed as a hosted service on Gooru’s platform. Gooru will manage the operations and support of the tools. Alternately, Collaborators can choose to host the Navigator tools in their environments (called On-Premise hosting). On request, Gooru can support with netops for on-premise hosting.
- Train your staff
Training is an important step in the successful implementation of Navigator. We highly recommend you to train your curriculum development, engineering, sales, and implementation staff to be involved in training to use Navigated Learning.
- Design Content and Competency Framework
Navigator allows you to implement existing Navigator courses (currently Math Navigator designed as supplemental course with OER resources) or design your own courses from scratch or from existing content and courses on Navigator. Here are more details on existing content on Navigator and designing content on Navigator.
- Roster your Users and start implementing
Start implementing a part of your course or complete course by rostering your users and giving them access to the course.
- Provide Feedback
Navigator is designed by you and for you. Your continuous feedback helps us improve the Navigator usability.
A course Editor is the Library tool that one can use to build a course on the Navigator. Big questions are more from a Creator’s perspective to define the broad coverage of a particular course in terms of what it addresses. They are not relevant from a learners perspective.
The system supports multi-tenancy, Teachers/Schools can decide if it wants to make its courses available only to its users or to the general public. Accordingly, it can be made into a featured course.
Creation of a tenancy for students would solve this issue, as they then enter their tenancy directly and take up courses specifically made available for users.
The proficiency assessment comes from each assessment as each of it is tagged and built to test specific competencies. Every time a learner learns a lesson/competency, an assessment tests the proficiency/mastery.
If the learner scores the requisite mastery score in the assessment (as decided by the partner in their tenancy, otherwise usually default at 80%), the competency turns dark blue in the learner proficiency graph and helps in locating the skyline.
If the learner scores less than the requisite score, the system can surface a reroute suggestion that brings up another set of learning content for the same competency.
The student study flow is based on the competency framework. The lessons are created according to the sequence of competencies in the framework. The domains in a framework become units, the competencies become lessons.
In case a flow is required which is different from the competency framework flow, this will need to be specified presently in a spreadsheet to the Gooru team and they can set it accordingly for instructors to use.
The student experience for independent study, right now, still follows the competency framework flow.
The approach in Navigator course building is to ensure there is an assessment (with a set of min 5 questions if possible) for each competency/lesson to be studied. The individual questions can cover the sub-lessons/ micro-competencies covered in the particular competency/lesson.
As a teacher or content creator, you can use the language filter to search for content specific to that language in the Catalogue. On the learner side, the ability to search based on language is not enabled yet.