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LearnBIG creates hub for online educational resources

A new website called LearnBIG aims to simplify the search for high-quality online content.

LearnBIGOnline and digital learning are transforming education, but finding the right tools can be a challenge. A new website called LearnBIG aims to change that.

Launched Sept. 4, LearnBIG provides access to more than 14,000 online educational resources for students of all ages— including pre-kindergarten, K-12, and continuing learners—in one easily searchable location, its creators say.

LearnBIG curates digital resources from around the web, such as websites, apps, games, courses, and videos. The website is community-reviewed by parents, teachers, and learners, and its format provides an easy way for users to search, filter, and compare results by subject, grade level, platform, and popularity.

LearnBIG features a large online community of parents, students, and teachers who share their experiences about each resource. Each LearnBIG user can review and create collections based on their specific learning needs. This allows the most popular resources on the site to rise to the surface, so users can find them easily, according to the site’s creators.

A core feature of the site is LearnBIG’s Career Paths, which are intended to guide high school and college students—or anyone who’s changing careers—toward achieving their goals. The Career Paths provide a set of skills and a roadmap for users to become proficient in whatever area of expertise they choose.

LearnBIG can help teachers direct their students to enrichment materials for after-school learning, its creators say. Resources can be sorted by Common Core State Standards to ensure they match what students are learning in class.

“LearnBIG’s breadth, depth, organization, and user experience [give users] the power of choice to find exactly what they need,” said Victor Alhadeff, CEO of LearnBIG and former CEO of Egghead Software.

More information about LearnBIG can be found in this online demo video.

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