How do you keep up with the digital pace of change?
A SAAS learning environment that allows you to quickly ingest your existing textbooks, create new content assets and deliver a high-fidelity learning experience.
Designed for publishers and educators - built from the ground up to ensure that there were no legacy structures detracting from a clean-slate approach.
With over twenty years of experience in building complex systems for leading publishers, the platform is architected on next-generation principles for digital learning.
Cambridge University Press next-generation Learning Platform is powered by comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem.
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The Learning Stack
The High-Performance Engine
At the core of comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem is the Learning Stack - a high-performance engine that drives comproDLS™. This is where the learning resources, experiences and interoperability capabilities reside and are disseminated from.
The flexible architecture of the Learning Stack allows us to build out unique solutions for different markets, brands and content styles and pedagogical models for clients with the confidence that we don't have to keep rebuilding the underlying platform each time.
We have created platform solutions that millions of students use. Reliability and scale are critical requirements. The comproDLS™ Learning Stack has been in operation for several years now and powers multiple production installations.
The flexibility and reliability translate into the ability to quickly build solutions - often in months rather than years. And within budgets that are practical.
Read more about Learning Stacks in Gartner Hype Cycle for Education report. comproDLS™ was mentioned as a learning stack provider.
Bridging the Divide - CMS to LMS
As a publisher, you may have great content in Content Management Systems and schools & colleges may have excellent Learning Management Systems. But, somewhere between the two systems, there has to be a translation of content into rich, interactive courseware that enables great learning experiences anywhere, anytime.
comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem bridges this divide, inherent in most traditional learning environments. Its core building blocks -- The Learning Stack, Builder and Experience Apps, provide a flexible framework for addressing the obvious gaps, as well as adapt to emerging requirements.
comproDLS™ in Action ENGAGE, our SAAS-based Learning Environment is built on the comproDLS Digital Ecosystem.
Delivering the Experience
The data and the presentation layers are separated in comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem. As a consequence, user experiences and interfaces can be custom-built with ease.
This allows extensive libraries of content to be accessed and leveraged to create unique user journeys. Content can be reused and restructured as required.
The user experience and user interface require change frequently as expectations evolve. They also change since the digital medium allows experimentation. The underlying architecture of the Experience Apps allows for this rapid evolution to be incorporated with ease.
comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem provides a range of powerful analytics -- student progress, time on activity, grades, submissions & overall engagement metrics as well as aggregated classroom metrics and overall grade rubric & gradebooks. Big data architecture and interoperability with modern standards like IMS Caliper & TinCan, ensure support for more advanced machine learning applications.
Designed to connect with the wider digital landscape, comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem is built with open standards like IMS LTI, TinCan, OpenID, etc. This allows ease of connection to existing student information systems, payment processing systems, learning management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, Google Classroom), data lakes, etc.
Extensibility & Customization
With an API-first design, comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem provides various options for customization & extensibility. We are experts in this space. For 15+ years, our primary business focus has been custom-building complex platforms and solutions for well-known publishers. With a large team of dedicated educational technologists and consultants who specialise in learning platforms and content workflows.
comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem is agnostic of eBook formats & presentation styles. Experience apps enable bespoke eBook front-ends based on pedagogical models and underlying content --- from traditional PDF-based flipbooks, ePUB based reflowable content to more advanced interactive coursewares.
comproDLS™ Digital Ecosystem supports multiple options for delivering assessments, learning paths, practice activities, test banks, courses with inline quizzes and enriched eBooks. Create/author new assessments or easily ingest your existing library of learning objects. (activities, quizzes, etc.).
Adaptive Learning & Personalization
comproDLS™ Learning Stack provides a big-data and analytics foundation, as well as necessary building blocks to create modern (ML based) adaptive solutions. Gartner recognised this and referenced us in their report - [Analytics, Assessment and Adaptive Learning will prepare you for the Algorithmic Education Evolution(2016)]. We are continuously evolving in this space along with our partner Tatras Data - specialists in advanced machine learning & data science.
Assembling the Experience
With Builder, educational publishers and content creators can create/assemble educational content and then deliver it.
Many publishers already have content - text, videos, images, assessments, ebooks, and more - but assembling these into a learning experience is often an issue.
Iterative publishing cycles for publishing new content usually require frequent interactions with the tech team. As is also the case with modifications and changes to existing content and courses, for instance.Builder is user-driven and allows the integration of various types of content into a product. Critically, it minimizes the dependency on engineering teams.
There is no need for the continuous back and forth between the product managers and the tech team.