The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2003. The cornerstone project of MITE is The NROC Project, which stands for Networked, Resources, Open, College & Career. The NROC Project is a community-guided effort focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. NROC has been funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and by NROC member institutions nationwide. The NROC membership is united by a belief in open and equal access to high-quality education and the power of media to personalize learning.
Some of the notable accomplishments of The NROC Project are:
- A membership community of more than 135 U.S. academic institutions (including 21 state DOE’s/virtual schools) representing more than 6 million students, that guide the project direction, utilize the project content and applications, and support the project financially through membership fees. www.NROCNetwork.org
- Algebra 1 (NROC.org/what-we-offer/NROC-math/), a two-semester course developed for first-time algebra students of all ability levels. The program introduces learners to mathematics concepts, procedures, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking.
- NROC Developmental Math (NROC.org/what-we-offer/NROC-math/), a course developed for students striving to meet basic college entrance requirements. The adaptive pre-assessment personalizes a learner’s path through Arithmetic, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, and Statistics, Geometry, and Trigonometry topics.
- NROC English (NROC.org/what-we-offer/NROC-English/), a course developed for students striving to meet basic college entrance requirements. The integrated curriculum, spanning reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, and grammar skills, allows students to practice strategies for reading and writing effectively.
- HippoCampus (www.HippoCampus.org), is a curated repository of nearly 6,000 multimedia learning objects from NROC and other respected providers, including Khan Academy, PhET, and NOAA.
- EdReady (www.EdReady.org), is a math and English readiness system that employs a low-stakes knowledge inventory to personalize a learner’s path to subject mastery within the context of a specific educational goal.
- A self-sustaining revenue model that is on track for making The NROC Project breakeven for all operating costs and able to pursue its mission in perpetuity.