Copia Interactive, provider of enterprise-level blended learning solutions, announced today that Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September 2015.
The new learning resource, based on a customized version of Copia's core Copia Class technology, has been implemented through the collaborative efforts of Copia and the Commonwealth over the past 12 months.
The Copia-powered Marketplace provides a library of standards-aligned core instructional materials from both primary and supplementary content providers. This initiative is an integral part of the Commonwealth’s efforts to ensure the personalization of learning and the differentiation of instruction.
With the launch of the platform, Virginia’s districts (or “divisions”) can now purchase state- approved digital content by using a Copia Class portal designed for the Commonwealth. The initial implementations will start in September 2015, and its eventual intent is for all of the Commonwealth’s 1.2 million students – across its 132 divisions and 1,830 schools – to be able to access content in an à la carte fashion, offering opportunity for cost-savings and targeted allocation and assignment of learning objects.
“Copia is excited to partner with Virginia, the first state in the U.S. to take such a major step to leverage technology and empower students to personalize their learning experience,” said Ben Lowinger, Founder and Executive Vice President at Copia Interactive, LLC. “From an enormous catalog of media-rich content, instructors now can select content that appeals to their interests and learning styles.”
Copia Class™ provides analytical tools to gain greater insight into student progress. Teachers will have access to a wide range of student learning data and can monitor lesson progress, remediate learning gaps, identify opportunities for enrichment, and provide individualized support for students.