Personalized Search Tool Takes the Guesswork Out of Education Decisions
Noodle Education recently announced the launch of Noodle.org, the first and only life-long education search engine that provides users with free, unprecedented access to education information and interactive learning tools. Noodle.org’s personalized recommendation engine is the best way to help users — from parents and adults to high schoolers –- find the best schools and programs to fit their needs. Noodle.org allows users to search colleges, graduate programs and K-12 schools, find study abroad programs, identify the best local tutors and test prep programs, search for a guidance counselor or education consultant and access hundreds of thousands of free learning materials.
The current online education search process is both inefficient and ineffective. Over 3 billion searches related to learning and education take place monthly, but research shows that these searches frequently end with more questions than answers. The reality that one-third of all students transfer colleges at least once before a degree, as well as high dropout rates, suggests that students are making costly and time consuming mistakes with their choices. Noodle.org addresses this need for an effective internet resource to search and recommend schools, programs, providers and content for education.
“Education search is tricky because you don’t always know what you’re looking for. To create an effective search, you would want a thorough database, recommendation capability, and a way to connect with your own social network to figure out what’s important to you and where you will get it,” said John Katzman, founder and chairman of Noodle and the founder of The Princeton Review and 2U. “As we continue to broaden and deepen its data, recommendation engine, and community, Noodle.org will grow into the most useful tool in education.
Featuring data on over 130,000 schools and hundreds of thousands of education providers, Noodle.org offers content from the most credible sources, including federal and state education departments and agencies, LinkedIn, Forbes, Newsweek, YouTube Education, and US News & World Report. Users can select from over 350,000 interactive learning materials covering an expansive range of subjects, compiled from noteworthy sources such as National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Khan Academy and BigThink.