Cloud Infrastructure

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Open Curriculum as a Service

Cloud Infraestructure

The future NLET envisions is one in which every person who wants one has a universal transcript that securely transcribes formal and informal learning, work history and social identity.

NLET bases this work on what we call Learner Identity which we are seeking funds to study, determine open standards and build pilots to be tested by high school and college students and adult learners.

Trusted Identity Cyber Security

White House Cyberspace Paper

NSTIC Prime Award Resilient; NLET Sub-Award

Resilient Networks / NLET Final Report

Resilient Networks / NLET White Paper 2014

Scaling Gooru as Public Cloud

Riverside Unified School District (CA), 2013

Press Release, 2013

Santa Ana Unified School District (CA), 2014

Oregon Department of Education, 2014

Personalized Learning for All

Christensen Institute Gooru Paper 2016

Current Activity:  Gooru.org and Resilient-Networks

NLET works closely to guide the uses of Gooru.org and Resilient Networks as early steps for a public learning infrastructure 24×7 Learning.

(GOORU) Public Learning Infrastructure: Silicon Valley-based www.GooruLearning.org is a well-funded, open and free content, navigation and insight platform for content and curriculum. NLET and Gooru have embarked on a project to scale Gooru as a public infrastructure first in California schools, districts and counties and then to other locations in the US.

(Resilient) Privacy & Security: San Francisco-based www.Resilient-Networks.com is a trust network company that included NLET in its www.NIST.gov pilot on access control for privacy related to education data. It is essential that privacy for students and families be given the highest priority. NLET and Resilient-Networks.com are searching for pilot partners to utilize Resilient’s Trusted Identity Security and Access Systems in school districts, giving parents, teachers, students and administrators secure access to the data they need.

Current Objectives: Fund to Scale

Gooru has received in excess of 20 million dollars to build a platform for learning that can scale to tens of millions of users. Gooru’s CEO was a lead engineer in Gooru who is now dedicated to being an engineer for educators.  With Gooru, NLET is raising funds to build national awareness about Gooru’s free platform, and how it can be used at a district or state level to provide multiple data-rich district curriculum, instruction and professional development capacity.

Resilient Networks provides multiple agency trusted identity and adaptive access controls to manage who has access to what data, and keep track of data access and use. NLET is committed to servicing privacy needs in regulations in ways that will not curtail the data needed to improve teaching, learning and training.

NLET seeks to raise one million dollars to build the program to scale Gooru.org, and to test the necessary privacy systems that can support all learners and connect to all education activities. This would create consistency with how other sectors of the economy including the consumer sector operate.

Approach: A public infrastructure for learning

NLET is committed to the development of a new public platform for learning that is secure, data-smart and will work seamlessly with existing products and open resources. 

The old infrastructure for learning is institutional: school, college, classrooms, textbooks, lectures and research. While each of these will remain important, the infrastructure or “platform” upon which education, learning and training occur will need to change to accommodate students’ learning in a variety of ways that fit their needs and futures.

We know that one-size-fits-all will have to change, but how that will occur, based on sound research and reasonable practice, is the open question on which NLET is focused. NLET has two partnerships that are the beginning of significant components of a new, secure infrastructure for learning and for education. Each is focused on bringing the best systems and social knowledge to bear on education from other fields.

Focus: “24×7 Learning”

Creating a safe public infrastructure or cloud to support education, learning and training is a difficult proposition, but one that should be inevitable. 

It is important to note that learning—what a person does through education—and what institutions or organizations provide learners, are different. In today’s world, learning happens in many ways, and the more these varied approaches can be managed for each learner, the better.

The institutional structures of school, college and formal training rely on common delivery, assessment and mastery methods. By design, and clearly proven in research, such structures cannot meet all learner needs. We live in a world where new technologies, beyond those currently in use in education, can help reshape supporting learners in fundamentally new and better ways.

Trusted Identity Cyber Security

White House Cyberspace Paper

NSTIC Prime Award Resilient; NLET Sub-Award

Resilient Networks / NLET Final Report

Resilient Networks / NLET White Paper 2014

Scaling Gooru as Public Cloud

Riverside Unified School District (CA), 2013

Press Release, 2013

Santa Ana Unified School District (CA), 2014

Oregon Department of Education, 2014

Personalized Learning for All

Christensen Institute Gooru Paper 2016

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