K-12 online learning platform from U-M sees dramatic rise in use

By | April 29, 2020

The Collabrify Roadmap Platform, a set of free, customizable digital learning tools developed by the Center for Digital Curricula at the College of Engineering, provides K-12 teachers with scheduling templates that can be customized to include all the activities that would normally take place in their classrooms. Created last summer as a supplemental tool to make educational resources more widely available to Michigan teachers, the system’s use has exploded since the COVID-19 crisis closed schools across the state.

“We’ve had over 1,000 students accessing Roadmaps in the three weeks since [the guidelines were released],” said Elliot Soloway, professor in computer science and engineering as well as in the schools of education and information. “We’ve tapped into something here and I’m absolutely blown away. The teachers talk about a one-stop shop, and that’s what Roadmaps are.”