Press Release: McGraw-Hill Education Takes Important Step in Open Technology, Enabling Educators to Build Personalized Learning Experiences
As part of this vision, McGraw-Hill Education will provide analytics to support student achievement and a framework for keeping educators at the center of the learning process. Enabling the company's move toward open is a commitment to the learning technology standards developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit organization that is one of the leading bodies in setting technology guidelines for the learning community.
The announcement extends McGraw-Hill Education's existing commitment to open standards. The company's Engrade platform currently integrates with over 40 different partners, with some K-12 districts using the platform with content sourced from McGraw-Hill Education and others. Additionally, MH Campus relies on open standards to allow educators and students to use McGraw-Hill Education products in conjunction with most major learning management systems in the higher education market.
Overview of "compound learning objects" strategy and details on Microsoft collaboration
A key component of McGraw-Hill Education's relationship with Microsoft is the ability of educators to develop compound learning objects through Office Mix, a media-rich extension of Microsoft PowerPoint that is free to the education community, and combine them with McGraw-Hill Education content and technology. A compound learning object is a pedagogically-linked group of reusable digital content and assessment items related to a single learning objective. The components of a learning object are designed to work together to enable students to master learning objectives and supports educators as they assess students' mastery of learning objectives.
"Microsoft and McGraw-Hill Education share a vision for education in which content is modular, personalized, media-rich and delivered across platforms. Our solutions are focused on improving student outcomes while increasing educator productivity," said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. "We look forward to our collaboration with McGraw-Hill as both companies embrace open standards and provide educators with opportunities to make learning more personal and more effective."