Pearson Digital Learning has announced it has expanded its NovaNET online courseware system with 23 new world history lessons as well as 48 newly enhanced multimedia lessons in language arts, social studies, and mathematics. NovaNET is an online, standards-based curriculum and assessment system for middle school, high school, and adult learners. The expansion anticipates the first national assessment of world history, scheduled to be given to twelfth grade students in 2010 as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the "Nation's Report Card."
The 23 new world history lessons, known as the "World History B" course, complete a full semester course of study. The course covers the Age of Enlightenment through modern day and includes contemporary topics as such globalization, human rights, and modern science. To engage students' interest and enhance the learning process, the lessons incorporate extensive multimedia features including photos, animated maps, timelines, and interactive exercises.
The lessons are aligned with state and national standards, and they provide students with immediate feedback specific to the activity and student response to reinforce key learning concepts, provide enrichment, and motivate students as they progress through the course, according to the announcement.
In addition, the NovaNET v12 includes 48 new multimedia-enhanced lessons in language arts, social studies, and mathematics, with modernized graphics and a more attractive and intuitive interface.