Partnership with the Utah State Department of Education to Pilot OER Science Curriculum
NEW YORK, NY JUNE 29, 2014 — Copia Interactive, creators of digital learning platform Copia, is partnering with Utah’s State Office of Education to digitally deliver a statewide Open Educational Resources (OER) program focused on state-created science content. The OER program, which already includes standard-aligned science content for grades 3-12, is designed to promote engagement and satisfy the unique instructional needs of Utah students and educators.
The Copia platform will allow for the delivery of Utah’s science content within a seamless environment that simultaneously offers a vast library of content sources stemming from primary and supplementary providers and is poised to redefine content distribution and instruction throughout the state. This, coupled with Copia’s interactive digital classroom tools, will allow teachers to meaningfully engage students, monitor student achievement in real time, and enable them to react to their students’ needs and adjust their instruction accordingly.
“Our move toward OER was spearheaded by a research project conducted by University of Utah’s Dr. David Wiley.” “The project started with a small group of educators in the Nebo School District, and grew to become a statewide project based on the cost-saving ability and flexibility of OERs and the needs to have texts that students could use with current literacy strategies,” said Sarah Young, the Science Specialist at Utah’s State of Office of Education.
“The Copia platform takes our internally created resources to a more engaging and comprehensive level,” added Young. “This allows for a more student-centric experience, fostering the engagement between students and teachers that is central to our vision for K-12 education in Utah.”
Utah’s Office of Education is currently finalizing the details with the districts scheduled to pilot the Copia- powered OER programs at various schools. The districts themselves are discussing specific implementation plans with said schools.
To learn more about Copia visit www.copiaedu.com to discover how districts can digitally enhance state standard-based learning.
Copia is a socially-driven digital content platform that is helping educators, publishers and students unlock the power of digital and non-digital educational material through the use of an integrated platform that unifies people and content. Copia's unique platform reinvents and expands the e-book experience and enriches previously static content, making information available across tablets, smart phones, Macs and PCs. Copia's digital educational content has undergone explosive multi-genre growth in the form of e-books, videos, native apps, virtual courses and more. Copia reaches over 900 college campuses world-wide. Its growing international presence includes the U.S., Brazil, Australia and Spain. Copia Interactive, LLC is a DMC Capital Funding, LLC portfolio company, a privately held growth equity firm serving companies in consumer technology sectors. For more information, call 212-229-8400 or visit http://www.dmccapitalfunding.com and http://www.edu.thecopia.com.