Learnics is funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Learnics achieves its goals by focusing on professional learning and the development of an online learning experience platform called the Insight Link (Learnicsᴵᴸ).
Learnicsᴵᴸ consists of a Chrome Extension and Teacher Dashboard. The Chrome Extension allows students to capture and submit a record of their online learning experience as part of the assignment. Through the Learnics' teacher dashboard, educators can see the online learning experience conducted by each student as they completed an assigned learning activity. Learnics Experience data is designed to hold students accountable for online learning activities, promote media literacy and provide formative feedback about student online learning processes.
Learnics Professional Learning (Learnicsᴾᴸ) is designed to support educators’ shift to digital learning by developing an understanding of how to design, deliver, and assess virtual learning experiences. Learnics recognizes that many educators have not been trained to design online learning experiences, and very few educators are skilled at gathering data to assess their online instructional design. Learnicsᴾᴸ uses research-based strategies to help teachers become reflective and effective digital educators in both totally virtual as well as blended learning environments.