SPORK Authors are international teams of expert educators who are either employed by or contract with the SPORK company to create original courses and content available to all SPORK users.
Tenant Authors are SPORK users empowered through SPORK’s authoring tools to create courses and content available only to users within their specific school system.
Authors can define the structure and content of each lesson using interactive blocks for instruction (e.g., explanations, examples, and interesting facts), practice (e.g., independent practice problems and homework), and assessment (e.g., quizzes and tests).
Authors can tailor the shape of their courses using proprietary features to collect and analyze feedback from users.
All authors can divide their electronic courses into individual units and lessons, each with a brief description of learning objectives and topics.
Allows creation of original content—curriculum resources called “aKits” (electronic Textbooks). Gives authors the option to publish content within the SPORK App. Enables a constant review process for content initiated by teachers, including comments and suggestions. Enables simple future revisions and content enrichment.
Represents an extensive library (or, repository) of information utilized by the SPORK software. Contains the following types of assets: aKit content created by the Authoring Tool; additional resources (enhanced practice problems, example problems, and homework problems) created by Authors or teachers available for teacher use in the classroom; links to publicly available resources listed by teachers. Enables users to find and use the resources in connection with specific courses, course topics, or Tenant-User lesson plans.