Frequently Asked Questions
Is a trial available?
Yes, a trial of our keyboarding curriculum can be requested by filling out a trial request form. The trial runs for 45 days and users can select a trial package covering one of the following grade bands: K-2, 3-5 or 6-8. The trial provides access to all of our keyboarding curriculum within the grade band selected. If you are a Google Classroom user, you can assign curriculum into any of your Google Classrooms. If you are not a Google Classroom user, you will still be able to access the curriculum in our Catalog.
Evaluations of a cross-section of our digital literacy curriculum will be available starting the beginning of 2019. In the meantime, you can preview additional samples of curriculum by clicking here.
How is the curriculum licensed and what is the cost?
Our curriculum solutions are offered on a per student or per school, annual and multi-year subscription basis. Typically, curriculum is purchased at the district or school level and can range from $2.50 to $20.00 per student and $1,250 to $5,000 per school. To request a quote, please fill out the quote request form.
How much instruction time is needed to teach the curriculum?
Instruction time varies depending on the curriculum item. Estimated instruction times for all our curriculum items are listed in our editable pacing calendars and range from as little as 5 minutes to an hour.
The instructional time should also align to your district’s technology instructional goals and how your district wants to implement the curriculum. We have a team of education specialists available to work with districts to help develop technology instructional plans. In addition to our pacing calendars, Learning.com provides a scope and sequence from which technology plans can be developed and adapted to meet your district’s unique needs.
What devices and operating systems does the curriculum work with?
The curriculum is web based and will work with most internet connected devices including PCs, Macs, Chromebooks & tablets using Windows, Mac OS X and Google Chrome OS. For more detailed information, check out our minimum system requirements.
What type of training and support is offered?
With any curriculum purchase email, chat and phone support is provided at no additional charge, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 8PM EST. We also provide a comprehensive support site with FAQs, videos, planning & how-to guides, pacing calendars and information about updates.
In addition to the services we include with all subscriptions, Learning.com also provides more in-depth support and training services on a fee basis. These services include dedicated resources for implementation and onboarding, live training, LMS integration assistance, advanced reporting, assistance with customization and other services. Learn more about all our training and support services
How is the curriculum implemented?
With regard to learning management platforms, Learning.com curriculum can be implemented within the Learning.com management Platform or within several other supported LMS platforms including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Itslearning and many other LTI compliant solutions.
From an instructional standpoint, the Learning.com curriculum can be implemented as a complete digital literacy course by grade level using our editable pacing calendars, or implemented with a focus on specific essentials such as Keyboarding, Coding or Online Safety as an example, or within core instruction where individual units on topics such as Word Processing and Spreadsheets can be provided to ensure students know how to use the technology being used in the classroom.
Does the solution sync with our Student Information System (SIS)?
If you use our curriculum in your own LMS, you will not need to sync our solution with your SIS as the LMS handles that functionality.
If you prefer to use our LMS platform, then syncing with your SIS will make managing our solution easier. We support syncing through Clever.
Can teachers or parents purchase Learning.com curriculum?
Learning.com solutions are currently sold to schools, school districts and educational institutions. If and when we decide to offer the curriculum at the individual classroom or parent level we will announce it on our website.
Can you provide a list of districts who are currently using your curriculum?
Over 1,200 school districts currently user Learning.com curriculum so chances are, there is a Learning.com school district near you. We don’t publish a list of school districts, but you can contact us to request an account rep work with you to provide a local reference. We also have several customer case studies you can read about.
Is the curriculum aligned to instructional standards? If so, which ones?
Yes, our curriculum is aligned to many national, international and state standards including ISTE, CSTA and Common Core state standards to name a few. To learn what standards we specifically align to, we have an interactive map that shows standard alignments down to the state level.
What grade levels is the curriculum used in?
Our curriculum spans Kindergarten through 8th grade and is organized by grade level & essential skill.
Does the curriculum teach specific branded products such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs or Apple Numbers?
Our Digital Literacy curriculum intentionally does not teach to a particular productivity software package. Our goal is to train students with proper productivity skills and knowledge; and, to teach higher order thinking skills. The pedagogy we use allows students to abstract key concepts so they can apply them in a variety of digital encounters (including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications) they will experience. This is the most effective way to learn skills that can be applied across any productivity application and prepare students for the demands of high school, college, and the workforce.
We recommend that districts have their students use our EasyTech Application Exercises and Inquiry Projects together with the districts productivity software of choice (Microsoft, Google, Apple) to apply what they have learned in EasyTech’s direct instructional content.
What LMS platforms does your curriculum work on?
Learning.com curriculum supports a number of learning management systems. Many customers access, assign and consume the curriculum in Learning.com’s personalized learning management system but we also support Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Itslearning and other LTI and Common Cartridge compliant LMS platforms.