Knovation Announces Major Advancements to icurio at TCEA 2015
New version of learning engagement solution supports transformation from print to digital by delivering curated Open Educational Resources and instructional tools that promote personalized, engaged learning
CINCINNATI – Feb. 5, 2015 – School districts across the country are replacing costly, static textbooks with free Open Educational Resources (OER); however, many are finding it difficult to evaluate the quality and relevancy of these unlimited online resources. To support the growing number of districts shifting from print to digital content as they implement 1:1 or blended learning environments, Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announces the newest version of its learning engagement solution, icurio, at the 2015 TCEA Convention & Exposition.
The latest advancement to Knovation’s suite of personalized learning solutions, icurio combines the right content, organization, instruction and engagement to support K-12 schools during their digital transformation. icurio empowers educators to discover and organize digital resources while designing and delivering personalized instruction in blended learning environments. As an all-in-one solution that streamlines access to quality digital content, the latest version of icurio enables educators to:
- Find content from more than 360,000 digital learning resources that are standards-aligned and vetted by experts, providing dynamic and engaging learning opportunities for all students.
- Collect and organize digital resources through visual mapping tools, leverage rich topic-based collections curated by a team of curriculum experts and share resources at multiple levels within their own school organization.
- Build lessons that easily blend powerful digital learning resources with their own instructional design when managing lesson details, lesson content and student activities.
- Engage students through self-directed learning and personalized feedback at the point of learning.
“We are very excited about the new version of icurio and think it will really benefit our teachers and students,” said Scott Smith, chief technology officer at Mooresville Graded School District. “Our teachers are already infusing icurio into their classrooms and are really embracing how it enables them to find high-quality digital content and build and deliver more engaging, more personalized lessons. While we have been 1:1 for many years, the new version of icurio is helping us continue to push even farther toward our goal of reaching every child, every day.”
Knovation built its solutions, including icurio, on the foundation of delivering curated quality OER in a usable and meaningful way for teachers and students, helping educators save time and better personalize instruction. Each of the more than 360,000 resources in Knovation’s resource library is curated, contextualized and certified to be learning-ready after passing through the 127-point certification process used by Knovation’s curriculum content experts.
“We understand that digital transformation is a process, and the approach to this process looks different in every district,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “The new icurio is just one of the many ways in which Knovation provides quality resources to answer the question, ‘what goes on the device and how will I teach with it?’ from educators in the midst of a 1:1 or blended learning initiative.”
To learn more about icurio visit www.icurio.com or stop by the Knovation booth (#2236) at TCEA 2015.
Knovation designs and implements advanced personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning and allow districts to realize meaningful outcomes from their technology investment. The company’s portfolio includes netTrekker, the trusted solution for delivering hundreds of thousands of educator-curated, state and Common Core standards aligned learning-ready digital resources; and icurio, the learning engagement solution for 21st century blended learning that helps districts implement their digital conversions. These two solutions are backed by a fully curated learning resource library built from tens of millions of online resources that pass a rigorous 127-point process. Knovation provides professional learning and consulting services, resource management and delivery services, and a curriculum service solution that aligns digital content to each district’s curriculum. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 32 million students and over 1.2 million teachers in schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.knovationlearning.com.