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Apropos turns the Internet into a collaborative learning space.

Apropos is a web-based collaborative search and learning activity (CLA) enabling educators and learners to seamlessly blend technology into their classroom lessons. Applying 21st century skills, as defined by ATC21S, UNESCO, OECD, P21 and the European Commission, Apropos facilitates educator and learner discovery, acquisition, curation and critique of academic and online content with standards-aligned instructional prompts.

With Apropos, educators engage their classes with visually rich, problem based, standards-aligned activities that inform assignments, augment lesson plans and simplify online inquiry all available on-demand. Educational programs gain a collaborative activity tool that enlivens the curriculum and leverages IT investments.

The resulting reporting and analytics are available real-time, exposing the most popular curated content in any Apropos-enabled subject area.

Apropos supports and supplements any curriculum, supporting any standard, using its innovative and easily extended activities.  Using any search engine, content repository or web site, learners and educators assign, find and incorporate Apropos activities on any device. Learners share, take notes, vote and comment on others' submissions directly within the activity.  Educators create their own prompts, choose from the instructional activities or modify the activities available within Apropos.

We consider data privacy critical, Apropos does not collect or share any Personally Identifying Information about students.  We use aggregate and anonymous data from all users to learn about the performance and efficacy of our product, but we do not share data with any third party beyond our customers.

Apropos is a cloud-based, modern web application with separate interfaces for educators and learners. We have built the solution to support teaching and learning as a standalone application or deployed as an integrated tool on platforms such as Learning and Instruction Management Systems.  We integrate using OAuth, our RESTful API-driven architecture and Learning Tools Interoperability.


Apropos is one of the most intriguing applications I have seen offered in online learning in some time. It provides faculty and instructional designers with the ability to creates rich, dynamic student interactions based upon delivery of targeted content in any discipline. The fact that this is accomplished in real time is all that much more impressive. Notably, the developers have applied best practices in learning science to create a highly intuitive interface that minimizes cognitive load, while optimizing content delivery.
— Phil Ice, Ed.D. VP, Research & Development, American Public University System

Apropos Experience - From Here. There.

Starting with what we thought was a challenge and an opportunity the team conducted an initial concept mapping and brainstorming, from there, discovery, design, validation via focus groups, user testing and expert reviews; we then moved on to development.  Great products are informed by tight loops of user feedback, Apropos is quickly evolving and we want to share where we are headed. Informed by focus groups, usability tests, and actual use we are excited to share the design that will be incorporated into Apropos in a few short weeks.


Apropos Pilot Programs

We are currently accepting new pilot sites to join our late-2014 implementations. We look forward to working with primary, secondary, post-secondary and vocational programs and we're happy to consider alternative pilot formats.

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