What is Gooru?
Gooru is an educational technology non-profit, which has developed tools for personalized learning. K-12 Educators leverage a free catalog of open source digital content and courses across multiple subject areas curated and vetted by innovative teachers and schools around the country. Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, videos, games and quizzes contributed by educators in the Gooru community and content providers.
How does Gooru work with itslearning?
Starting in the fall of 2016, Gooru’s open catalog will be available within the itslearning library. This means educators will have access to millions of free multimedia resources, thousands of teacher-vetted collections and assessments. Take a look!
What are Gooru’s featured courses?
In addition to millions of open resources, Gooru features courses that are vetted and reviewed, educator-curated, created in classrooms, and studied by students. They were developed and implemented at innovative schools, districts, and charters, and are designed to support blended learning, flipped classrooms, project-based learning, and many other instructional models. For more information, see the Gooru catalog.
What subject areas are covered in Gooru’s featured courses?
There are over 35 courses covering content in Math, English, Language Arts, Science, Social Sciences and World Languages. Read the details here.
Will Gooru’s featured courses be made available within itslearning?
Yes, talk to your regional representative for how your district can access and customize these courses within itslearning
What does the Gooru-itslearning partnership consist of?
Our partnership is made up of many phases.
First: Providing a navigator-based learning experience around open content (resources, collections and courses)
Second: Integrating Gooru’s assessment tools into itslearning
Third: Extending the content and tools to other European languages
Gooru & itslearning: A true partnership to giving teachers the tools and content to support the success of every student
Gooru’s tools have been co-designed with educators and researchers to support the success of every student and teacher. Gooru’s catalog is vetted by educators to give fellow educators quality, classroom-ready interactive resources, collections, and assessments aligned to standards to support a diversity of learners. itslearning helps educators improve student outcomes by putting learners first, giving them voice and choice in their own education. Jointly, Gooru and itslearning complement each other, and offer a complete, solution for personalized learning.
“This partnership will put rich content – teacher-curated and classroom-vetted collections – into the hands of educators around the globe,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning.
Who are Gooru’s founders?
Gooru was founded by Prasad Ram (the former head of R&D at Google India and Chief Technology Officer at Yahoo! India) and Amara Humphry (recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 and a product design & engineering graduate of Stanford University ).
They believe education is a fundamental human right and are dedicated to building tools that empower students to own their learning. Learn more about them in this interview we had the pleasure of conducting.