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Compass Learning to Launch Personalized, Scenario-Based Project

K-12 learning software development company Compass Learning is adding GoQuest, “a tool for differentiated and project-based learning, to its suite of online tools for inquiry based and personalized learning.”

The purpose of GoQuest is to “facilitate strategic inquiry and critical thinking by encouraging students to pursue their own interests.” It specializes in personalized instruction, so the project is catered to the specific student’s learning goals, standards and interests.

According to the GoQuest official website, GoQuest “enables students to take ownership of their learning experiences, not only by presenting methodologies and scenarios for inquiry and project based study and providing access to a library of more than 40,000 vetted digital resources, but also by matching content, activities and project outlines to specific students interests and learning preferences so students are excited about learning about the things that interest them.”

“GoQuest begins with a summary of each student’s expression of style, interests and learning perferances, then ‘uses a proprietary differentiation engine to match activities and projects to specific students interests and preferences, providing students access to a database of more than 40,000 vetted resources that fit their learning profile,’” reported THE Journal, according to a news release.

In a prepared statement, Eileen Shihadeh, the vice president at Compass Learning, said, “Imagine the incredible growth students coule experience when their teachers align projects and activities not only with the material students enjoy and are interested in, but also with the way each child wants to learn.”

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By Samantha DiMauro, Education World Contributor

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