Back-to-School: netTrekker, icurio subscribers will benefit from expanded content; enhanced overall experience in netTrekker

Cincinnati, OHAugust 5, 2013 – Knovation, the leader in advanced, personalized learning solutions, today announced that it has added visual and user interface enhancements to its flagship solution netTrekker, Knovation’s leading solution for curating and delivering digital educational content. Driven by customer input, the changes will provide a more visually appealing and streamlined overall netTrekker experience. Knovation has also announced the addition of Sophia Learning (www.sophia.org) as its newest content integration partner for Knovation’s netTrekker and icurio solutions.

With more than 330,000 standards-aligned digital resources featuring videos, images, lesson plans, learning games, primary source documents and more, some of the netTrekker enhancements available for back-to-school will include:

  • The addition of more than 50,000 safe, educator-approved images from 19 different sources including Science Kids, The Encyclopedia of Life, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, The National Portrait Gallery, ARKive, The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, A View On Cities and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
  • Streamlined access to features and functions for an improved overall user experience.

In addition to netTrekker’s new aesthetic enhancements, subscribers of both netTrekker and icurio will also benefit from Sophia’s more than 26,000 tutorials in subject areas including English, Sciences, Math, Learning Strategies, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, World Languages and Applied Sciences. netTrekker and icurio will also include links to Sophia’s nine online courses for college credit., which provide high-school students with a flexible, self-paced pathway to get a jump start on college and lower the overall cost of their degree.

With one of the largest freely available offerings of credible academic content on the Internet today, the Sophia learning community helps teachers enrich their classrooms, empowers students to learn in their own way and provides a pathway to an affordable college degree.

“Listening to our subscribers’ feedback is paramount in our ability to continually provide them with a positive experience when using netTrekker, icurio or other Knovation solutions – this was exactly the impetus that led us to our latest round of enhancements to netTrekker.” said Joe Grieshop, president and managing officer of Knovation. “Additionally, we are delighted to add Sophia Learning as our newest content partner. Sophia’s free tutorials, free college readiness materials and online affordable college courses are a perfect complement to Knovation’s resources to help teachers individualize instruction to better prepare students for post secondary success.”

“Considering nearly 40 percent of college freshmen are not prepared to take college level courses and are required to spend time and money on remedial courses it’s clear that more needs to be done to prepare our students for college,” said Allison Gage, President of Sophia. “With the ability to deliver Sophia’s content through Knovation’s digital learning platforms netTrekker and icurio, we can now extend our offering to a broader audience seeking aggregated educational content.”

For more information on Sophia Learning, please visit www.sophia.org.

About Knovation

Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in blended digital learning environments.

Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of over 360,000 digital resources covering all subjects and all grades. Knovation’s collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional or assessment platforms. For more information, please visit www.knovationlearning.com.