WHY LINK 4 LEARNING?
BUILT BY EDUCATORS FOR EDUCATORS
Isn't it ironic that most district software products have been built by Technology personnel with little or no input from real educators? Link 4 Learning began as a consortium of teachers, administrators, curriculum & instruction staff and technology staff from several school districts. Prior to any development, this group of professionals met regularly to completely lay out the architecture of Link 4 Learning. Then, throughout the development of this application, a much larger group, called the beta group, used this online software and provided the needed feedback to make Link 4 Learning work at the classroom level as well as the district level. Link 4 Learning's long term vision is to constantly improve the application as directed by our district clients. With this approach, Link 4 Learning truly belongs to our district clients.
BUILT WITH DISTRICT BUDGET CONSTRAINTS IN MIND
The Link 4 Learning team is committed to keeping costs to a minimum by bringing in a large quantity of school district clients. While this is typically a good business plan, most companies are not able to do this because of pressures of seeing a return on their development investment right away. Because all initial development fees were completely under-written, Link 4 Learning is able to keep annual costs to a minimum.
The services offered by Link 4 Learning are rather extensive. Whether you utilize one or two modules or the entire application, your costs remain the same. By charging one low cost, districts are able to adopt each of the modules in a way that is manageable. Similar products offer a fraction of the service for several times the cost!
FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO MEET YOUR CURRENT NEEDS…COMMITTED TO MEET YOUR FUTURE NEEDS
What does your district call pieces of knowledge and/or skills that students should know? Are they benchmarks, learning targets, standards or something else? With Link 4 Learning, you will be able to attach all the curriculum and instruction labels that are familiar to your district staff. Link 4 Learning was built with flexibility in mind. It allows any number of districts to benefit from each other's similarities while being able to customize modules according to their current needs. Your district will be able to customize the terminology, unit plan structure, curriculum mapping reports and report cards. You will be able to turn entire modules on and off according to your current needs. You can even customize the graphic look of Link 4 Learning to incorporate your district logo and colors. With Link 4 Learning, you will feel like this application was custom built to meet your exact needs.
While current needs are important, it is imperative that solutions adopted by your district will prove to be long-term. The Link 4 Learning business plan shows a significant investment will be made each year for future application development and programming. Link 4 Learning was initially built with the input of numerous educators with a consortium approach. For future development, we will rely on the guidance of our current clientele and users. Link 4 Learning truly belongs to our district clients.
BUILT WEB-BASED FROM THE GROUND UP
Best of all, the entire product is Web-based. While similar products have some Web-based components, Link 4 Learning has been completely Web-based from its beginnings. As an online product, Link 4 Learning requires no special hardware or software. In fact, Link 4 Learning does not require any installations. As enhancements are made to the application, these will be immediately realized by our clientele. Teachers and administrators will love the fact that this work can be done from their home, office or any other location. All they needed is an internet connection!