Through easy access to reliable, standards-aligned online resources, the Knovation Content Collection alleviates growing pains for districts transitioning to digital
CINCINNATI – Feb. 3, 2016 – As the U.S. Department of Education #GoOpen initiative reaches a critical point in its expansion, educators face the challenge of vetting an exponentially growing pool of digital resources to find content that is accurate, relevant and aligned to standards. Knovation is supporting districts in this endeavor by increasing access to its content collection containing hundreds of thousands of professionally-evaluated online resources that are hand-selected, standards-aligned and tagged by curriculum experts following a rigorous certification process.
Previously, the Knovation Content Collection was only available through the company’s award-winning applications, netTrekker and icurio. The growing need for high-quality, ready-to-use online learning resources led Knovation to simplify access to its collection through integration with other systems and platforms, following a “one-stop shop” concept.
Findings of a recent survey* reveal that teachers spend upwards of five hours a week sifting through all the different content available to them, equivalent to 12.5 percent of their workweek. This percentage highlights the need for simpler, less time-consuming ways to access quality resources that enable personalized learning in a digital environment.
“Increasing access choices to our content collection amplifies the possibilities for personalized learning and eliminates tedious work for teachers,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “As more districts use digital resources as a textbook replacement, we recognize how important it is to keep the classroom transition as simple as possible.”
The Knovation Content Team, a group of experienced classroom teachers and curriculum experts, continuously evaluates hundreds of thousands of online learning resources for quality and relevancy, and accepted resources are aligned to standards and tagged according to subject, grade level and other relevant criteria.
The Knovation Content Collection can be integrated with Learning Management Systems (LMS), assessment platforms, Library Automation Systems and Learning Object Repositories (LOR).
To learn more about the Knovation Content Collection, visit Knovation at TCEA booth #2236, or visit www.knovationlearning.com/school-solutions/content-collection.
Knovation makes it easy to find, organize, and share free digital content for learning. Knovation’s curriculum experts professionally evaluate, standards-align and continuously maintain a collection of hundreds of thousands of online resources covering all subject areas, all grades and all learning modalities. The Knovation Content Collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions, netTrekker and icurio, or through custom integration with several instructional systems and assessment platforms. 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 digital learning environments. For more information, please visit www.knovationlearning.com.
*The Learning Counsel – The 71 Characteristics of Digital Curriculum Special Report