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Courseware Summer 2020 Enhancements

Courseware Summer 2020 Enhancements

Improving the online learning experience for educators and students is at the heart of our goal for Courseware enhancements in the 2020–21 school year. This has been a challenging year for many students and educators amid sudden school closures and a rapid transition to distance learning—so starting this summer and over the school year, Edmentum plans to release features that will make Courseware simpler to navigate and more user-friendly than ever before.

You can expect deeper student engagement, an enhanced student experience, and new customization tools. Watch our complete recorded release video or continue reading to learn about the exciting enhancements we have planned for Courseware. 

Student Course Path (July 27, 2020)

It is essential that our platform is designed in a way that fosters the skills of time management, self-directed inquiry, and executive function. The new Student Course Path helps students determine where to start each day and what activities to prioritize as they work through a course.

With the release of this new layout, students will be able to quickly access learning activities and review detailed performance information to make informed decisions on how to successfully complete their courses. Coupled with the Courseware pacing feature, the Course Path view includes even more specific guidance on completing course activities.

New State-Specific Math & English Courses (August 2020)

This August, educators will see enhancements in our Algebra II and English 10 courses redesigned to increase student engagement. Courses will have a deep alignment to state and national standards and include a variety of instructional activities to foster active learning.

For example, Algebra II and English 10 will debut a new activity, Clarifying Big Ideas, designed to instruct students on research-based misconceptions that can lead to confusion and lack of success in core content curriculum. We want to ensure our curriculum is accessible to all learners and these lessons help strengthen the conceptual understanding of key concepts that can often be puzzling to students.

The new courses will include guided notes for each lesson, as well as teacher answer keys providing educators tools they need to support constructive feedback.

We expect this year’s releases to meaningfully impact how students and educators work in the online learning environment to meet education outcomes. We look forward to partnering with you to support your program needs wherever learning may occur.

For up-to-date Courseware enhancement news, visit our What’s New Page. Interested in our other upcoming enhancements? Check out the latest coming to Study Island and Exact Path in 2020!

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Ketsia Hamilton has spent over 15 years in education. She taught high school social studies, facilitated credit bearing online learning programs, and supported technology integration staff development at secondary campuses in Texas. Ketsia has served as a Senior Specialist for curriculum and implementation with Edmentum and as the National Assessment Consultant concentrating on assessment policy and research to support the assessment product lines. She is currently Edmentum's Senior Product Manager, focusing on our Courseware program.