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Blended Schools Network Partners with Gooru on Online Learning

Sibling's Blended Schools Network (BSN) will make the first unit of each of its online courses available through Gooru, a free online tool for personalized learning.

Gooru allows teachers to search for "standards-aligned multimedia learning resources on any K-12 topic, remix Web and original content to create custom collections, share collections with students to meet their unique needs and monitor the real-time engagement, comprehension and progress of their students," according to a news release. "Teachers can browse courses in Gooru's extensive K-12 libraries to get started and create customized content for their classroom."

As a result of the new partnership, Gooru users will now have access to more than 2,200 lessons from BSN. Additional lessons from BSN are available through the organization's marketplace.

"Blended Schools Network's focus has always been about helping teachers. By working with Gooru, we can reach out to so many more educators from across the globe to demonstrate how deeper learning, through these lessons, can transform learning in the classroom," said Jed Friedrichsen, chief academic officer of Sibling Group Holdings, in a prepared statement.

More information about Gooru is available at goorulearning.org. Go to blendedschools.net to learn more about Blended Schools Network.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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