Solvably is a digital learning platform where learners complete collaborative challenges to solve authentic problems to develop 21st-century workplace readiness competencies.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking

Solvably challenges

  • Challenges address science, technology, engineering, art, math, English language arts, social studies, career, and technical education topics
  • Available in 12 grade levels and adult education
  • Hub gives learners access to progress reports, and artifacts and portfolios from completed challenges
  • Challenges integrated with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, and Slack

Instructor guidance

  • Hub to monitor and guide learner progress through the challenge
  • Ability to create customized challenges for learners
  • Professional development challenges for instructors

Key Takeaways

  • Learners can access the challenges on their own time, while still engaging in collaborative problem solving with their peers, reflecting the reality of many 21st century workplaces.
  • Learners interact as teams and then evaluate themselves and team members on critical 21st century skills, giving them an opportunity to isolate those skills and rank their own competencies in the context of authentic challenges.
  • Instructors support the process through the dashboard, delivering formative feedback and assessment via embedded evaluations and rubrics to further track the learning outcomes.
  • Instructors can use the easy-to-author tools to create customized challenges for learning groups.
  • Solvably can be used as a stand-alone platform or as an API-integrated application to enhance other platforms, systems or applications.

MassiveU has been working since 2013 to create educational technology that incorporate 21st-century workforce readiness skills. They focus on collaborative, problem-based learning models. Solvably was developed in 2019, incorporating this problem-based approach in an online platform for team collaboration. The platform is available for K–12, higher education, adult education, and corporate contexts.


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