BOSTON — Aug. 4, 2016 — itslearning, an award-winning learning management system (LMS) developer, andGooru, a nonprofit organization that provides educators with a free online learning navigator, today announced an exciting partnership. The two organizations will be the first to offer 35 curriculum courses, backed with assessments, for grades 6-12 in core subject areas, including science, mathematics, English language arts and social studies.
Gooru’s catalog, which includes standards-aligned courses, assessments and multimedia resources, has been reviewed and vetted by educators and districts. In May 2016, the two organizations began their strategic alliance, focused on sharing in-depth content – millions of K-12 multimedia resources, thousands of teacher-created collections and assessments, and over 30 customizable courses designed to facilitate personalized learning.
“The learning environment has changed. One-size-fits-all no longer works. Instead, we must make learning a truly personal experience,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. “By connecting these two education technology tools, we are setting the bar for how a learning management system can and should be used for curriculum management in 21st century classrooms. We are now able to expand the possibilities for personalized and blended learning to work for educators and learners, in and out of the classroom and around the world. This alliance is not only going to have a tremendous impact on districts’ bottom line, but it will drive improved outcomes for students while supporting enhanced instructional delivery opportunities for teachers.”
As a leading cloud-based learning management system, itslearning helps educators create innovative and personalized learning environments for students. With more than 7 million active users worldwide, itslearning is a best-in-class solution for curriculum management, content integration and student rostering while offering an easy-to-navigate, customizable standards-aligned planner. All stakeholders – administrators, teachers, students and parents – can access, as appropriate, course materials, assignments, communities for collaboration, professional development tools and student progress reports.
By using the itslearning platform with Gooru’s highly-regarded capabilities, educators and learners can easily curate publisher, district-developed, or open education content with standards-aligned instructional support. To date, Gooru has organized millions of online learning content items and seamlessly connects educators and learners with a personalized learning solution.
“We believe with the right tools and the best content, teachers will be able to help every student in their classroom reach success. We are excited about this important partnership with itslearning. Together, students and teachers will have a seamless learning experience supported by educator-vetted learning materials, developed in classrooms by teachers for teachers to help all students take ownership of their learning,” said Dr. Prasad Ram, CEO of Gooru.
Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway. With seven million global users, and a passion for improving teaching and learning through technology, itslearning lives at the heart of education. For more information, visitwww.itslearning.net.
Gooru is an educational technology 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to honoring the human right to education. Gooru has developed a learning navigator that provides teachers with real-time data and educator-curated learning resources to help students understand where they are and how to reach their goals. For more information, please visitabout.gooru.org.
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