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Continuum Ed, Gooru Partner on Personalized Learning Resources

Continuum Education and Gooru have partnered in an effort to help educators provide personalized learning for their students.

The partnership will connect Gooru and Continuum Ed's Apropos to improve communication and collaboration and allow educators to find, remix and share online resources.

Apropos is designed to turn "the Internet into a collaborative learning environment by facilitating educator and learner discovery, acquisition, curation and critique of academic and online content with standards-aligned instructional prompts," according to a news release.

Gooru organizes online learning resources and "connects a community of educators and learners to meet students' unique needs with a personalized learning solution," according to information released by the company.

  • The three areas the partnership, dubbed a "pilot collaboration" by the companies, will focus on include:
  • Search, with Apropos offering Gooru as an option for students;
  • The integration of Apropos as a collaboration tool within Gooru's personalized learning solution; and
  • Apropos will provide secure data within Gooru for improved reporting.

"Gooru focuses on the learner first, which aligns with the philosophy at Continuum Education," said Jill Abbott, Continuum Education CEO, in a prepared statement. "Gooru has done tremendous work with providing a personalized learning solution using open education resources. Apropos will offer a perfect fit for adding additional value through collaboration and problem solving to Gooru."

"Gooru looks forward to the pilot collaboration with Continuum Education," said Prasad Ram, CEO at Gooru, in a news release.  "Apropos offers educators and learners a tremendous opportunity for real-time learning and collaboration and in combining these two education technology tools, provides opportunities for personalized learning to work for educators and learners in and out of the classroom."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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