Become A Partner — License Learner Web

The Learner Web platform is freely distributed under an open source license. Most Learning Plans (goal-directed content) are freely available under Creative Commons licenses. An organization can utilize the Learner Web in several ways:

1) License one or more Learner Web Regions (portals) from Portland State University (PSU) or another hosting organization. PSU licenses provide hosting, training and technical support services. License fees depend on the number of portals hosted, the number of concurrent users and the amount of customized training. Complete the online form to intitiate the licensing process.

2) Negotiate use of new or existing Learner Web Regions (portals) licensed by another organization. A PSU license allows an organization to operate its own Region(s) as part of an existing license provided that the existing licensee agrees and the two organizations work closely together to provide services to similar populations. Additional fees may apply for the additional Regions, concurrent users or customized training involved.

3) Acquire a free open source license to the platform software and host its own implementation for non-commercial purposes. Note that considerable time and technical expertise is required to set up and implement Learner Web in this way.

Benefits to community partners:

  • Increase organizational capacity by collaborating with other service providers
  • Broaden and coordinate services provided to your clients
  • Combine case management and educational support to better meet client needs
  • Give and receive referrals to expand outreach
  • Leverage national partnerships for resource development and funding

Benefits to adult education programs:

  • Enhanced students recruitment with referrals from the internet and other partners
  • Increased student persistence and learning by incorporating Learner Web into computer labs and classrooms to give student tools for lifelong learning
  • Combine educational support with case management to better meet student needs
  • Increased program capacity for students on waiting lists and those needing more intensive programming
  • Provide sustained professional development for teachers on same platform as their students use
  • Reduce the time instructors spend searching for teaching and learning resources on the Internet.
  • Track and report participation and learning outcomes data required for WIA Title II funding

Benefits to postsecondary institutions:

  • Customize placement to meet individual student needs
  • Increased coordination between academic programs and student support services
  • More efficient targeting of extracurricular supports to students needing them
  • Help some students avoid developmental classes and succeed
  • Increased student retention and success

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