College Ready Learning Technologies


The new "College Ready Learning Technologies" catalogue features NGLC grantees and additional projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This guide offers a quick synopsis of each tool organized by content area and includes links for more information.

The College Ready Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests in learning technologies with the core aim of accelerating student learning. This first group of early investments represents a sampling from three portfolios:

The College Ready Work (CRW) & Next Generation Models (NGM) Portfolios:
Focus on multi-year projects designed to innovate in the areas of digital courseware; games for learning; embedded assessments; and social networking environments.

The Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Portfolio:
A larger short-term cohort of investments also designed to support and innovate within the fields of modular courseware, games for learning, and embedded assessments.

Our goal in all the projects has been to fund highly engaging digital tools that support students in mastering rich and rigorous learning tasks anytime, anywhere. This collection of investments includes technologies that support students in math, science, literacy and social studies. All investments asked grantees to carefully align their offerings to the cognitive demands of the Common Core State Standards.

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