April 22, 2018

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Knovation Vetted Content Collection Now More Accessible

The good news: the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative is gathering steam. That proposed new regulation would require all copyrightable intellectual property created with department discretionary competitive grant funds to have an open license.

“By requiring an open license, we will ensure that high-quality resources created through our public funds are shared with the public, thereby ensuring equal access for all teachers and students regardless of their location or background,” said John King, Acting Secretary of Education.

The not as good news: that exponentially growing pool of open educational resources is going to take educators even more time than it already does to vet. One study found 12.5 percent of a teacher’s work week goes to sizing up content to find out which best fits their needs.

That’s the problem Knovation’s Content Collection is setting out to alleviate. The collection contains hundreds of thousands of online resources that have been evaluated by experienced classroom teachers and curriculum experts. They are then aligned to standards and tagged according to subject, grade level and other relevant criteria.

Previously, it was only available through the company’s own applications, netTrekker and icurio. Now they’ve integrated it with other systems and platforms, such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), assessment platforms, Library Automation Systems and Learning Object Repositories (LOR).

For more details, go to Knovations site.


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