New Search-and-Research Platform Is Optimized for the Education Market
Grokker E.D.U. (Explore, Discover, Understand) is the latest version of Groxis’ search-and-research software platform that is specifically optimized for the education market. The application captures content from multiple data sources, including leading search engines, and presents results in a visual map. The Grokker E.D.U. release comes after an intensive phase of collaboration and dialogue with leading educators. Stanford University, one of Groxis’ first customers in the education market, contributed significantly to the development of Grokker E.D.U., which serves as a single access point for many information sources that are now available to the entire Stanford community. Currently, Grokker is used by more than 70,000 students at the university level and in grades 6-12. Providing a student-friendly approach to navigating through vast amounts of data, educators find value in Grokker E.D.U.’s collaborative features, which allow students to save and share research results in graphical maps or other file formats. It also offers customized features such as a bibliography generator, a list maker, and map and text exporting capabilities. In addition, the platform now supports several research databases, including WorldCat, The Library of Congress and HighWire Press. For more information and a 30-day trial, visit www.groxis.com.
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.