There are myriad content providers available, with different offerings that suit different schools and students, and each involves some inevitable tradeoffs.
With extensive knowledge of the online content marketplace, Education Elements helps you quickly narrow down the available options and make a rapid, well- informed decision about which content providers are the best fit for your school.
How to figure out which content will work for your students and teachers? Considerations may include:
- Curriculum: the scope and sequence of available offerings, pedagogical approaches supported, age and skill levels targeted, amount of scaffolding and adaptive ability built into lessons
- Breadth: the mix of learning modalities covered by a provider or set of providers, the amount of instructional content needed for a subject or grade level, the length of lessons
- Technology integration: client-side or cloud-based software, how content is delivered, how data elements are reported, computer and bandwidth requirements, ability to customize content and reporting
- Professional development: amount of student and teacher training required, available online resources to address questions or concerns
Once a school has chosen its preferred online content, Education Element’s’ Hybrid Learning Management System (HLMS) integrates those content providers’ offerings, including instructional modules and assessments. Administrators can easily set up accounts for many students at once, allowing students to access all content from a single launchpad, and teachers can review synthesized data about student, group, subject and standard progress from across all providers.