Team Spotlight: Demystifying the Complex World of Taxonomies and Machine Learning

Each month we feature a member of the Certica team and highlight the impact they have on the education sector. This time, we sat down with Marci Ladd, Product and Solutions Manager for Academic Benchmarks, to learn more about Certica’s network of learning standards, taxonomies and the relationships between them, as well as the AB Connect recommendation engine and associated algorithms that power it.

What is Metadata and How Does It Impact Education?

Content developers and application providers can optimize the content search experience for educators by capturing, tagging and delivering learning standards and content in a consistent and machine-readable metadata format. This enables educators to find the content necessary to help their students achieve standard mastery.

Certica Partners with Mackin to Enhance Content Search and Discovery

Certica Solutions (Certica), provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced that the company has entered into a partnership with Mackin, provider of library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Mackin uses Certica’s Artifact® capabilities to enhance the search and discovery of book titles within Mackin.com and its Publisher Showcase website.

Certica Solutions Acquires Unbound Concepts

Certica Solutions (Certica), provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms – including topics, themes, literary elements and learning criteria – which enables enrichment and more effective discovery of content.