About our services
con·tent | \ ˈkän-ˌtent : the topics or matter expressed in a written work
Content; it is either your business or it tells the world about your business. Our services focus on your content. We help you author effective content. We review your content and its functionality for quality. We analyze your content for language regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, locating language or concepts that disrupt learning pathways or interrupt messaging.
DEI Linguistic Analysis for State and Federal Agencies
One of America’s greatest strengths is its diverse and multicultural population. Extanto supports our nation by offering content reviews and linguistic analyses for language pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) according to the latest DEI standards and best practices such as those from the American Psychological Association and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. With our unique approach comprised of our rubric and analysis process, we deliver a reliable, consistent methodology and expertise to uncover linguistic nuances in the content that might open it to criticisms of bias or insensitivity, while maintaining the principles of freedom of speech. Let’s work together to make America a country that works for all.
Extanto is classified as an Emerging Small Business. Our CAGE number is 8ZUA0 and DUNS number is 10-879-9366.
Extanto. Broaden Your Reach.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Linguistic Analysis for Publishing
Publishers are looking for help as they work with challenges posed by increasingly diverse student bodies. We have developed a program to help address these needs. Our staff has created a living rubric with which your materials are evaluated. Our team performs a linguistic analysis of the content of your teaching materials, textbooks and potential adoptions to highlight DEI concerns regarding issues of race, bias, gender, sex, ability, socio-economic status, national origin, etc. Our results are rendered in precise, easily understood language that you can use to make informed decisions. To learn more about our work with textbook publishers, please contact us.
Extanto. Inspire Your Learners.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Enhanced Review
While the linguistic analysis looks for problems related to DEI, an enhanced review will search for issues particular to the subject matter. You may require deeper engagement that a qualified SME in the discipline under review can bring to the project in order to fully understand the nuances specific to that discipline that may be beyond the parameters of the standard DEI review process. The enhanced review will specifically examine these issues and will provide exactly this feedback.
In an enhanced review, reports generated during the linguistic analysis will be reviewed by an SME in the discipline subject matter. This SME will offer subject matter-specific commentary and pedagogically applicable suggestions to the discipline’s editorial team.
Extanto. Clear Expression.
Data Analysis & Consultation
Extanto’s approach to consulting helps organizations explore and understand what it takes to activate performance, advance transformation and maximize results. To get to where you want to go, it is essential to know where you are. We work with you to develop a meaningful, data-centric evaluation of your company’s current condition.
With you, we employ a facilitative method to explore the issues and concerns that are to be evaluated, always with an eye to the end goal.
We evaluate the state of the current metrics that is to be measured and addressed. We use the data provided to architect coding for analysis of provided data or will build relevant surveys and collect data, if necessary.
When the data is coded and analyzed, we use it to reveal the critical factors that will allow your organization to flourish.
The data that we develop will inform your procedures and yield actionable policy decisions. Data is an asset that will power your organization.
Data to Analysis to Insights to Action
Deployment & Facilitation
Extanto’s experience and expertise permit us to provide the guidance necessary to help your organization implement the recommendations and initiatives produced in earlier project phases. Collaborative dialogue with your teams will focus on producing consistent, clear, transparent, accessible, and effective policies and procedures, with unambiguous responsibilities and measurable goals.
We are invested in your success. Your data analysis will direct the implementation approach and identify critical areas of need.
Extanto. Data Driven.
We are invested in your success. We will produce a structural and cultural profile of your current leadership, to include areas such as recruitment, hiring, development, and promotion of leadership talent, current demographics on organization employees and seniority, assessments of employees satisfaction, leadership values, policy, process, achievements, and areas for improvement.
Entry level development must establish the conceptual framework, shared vocabulary, and leadership values that ground each successive career level. Team member level development uses that foundation to build better understanding of team-based communication, processes, and structure while instilling an inclusive mentoring mindset and culture. Supervisor level increases focus on encouraging team efficiency, synergy, and creativity. Manager level drives at application of creative cross-functional leadership and problem-solving skills across multiple teams, as well as analytical approaches for increasing organizational efficiency across divisions. Finally, Senior Executive development expands the framework into strategic initiatives, culture and vision-setting, organization-wide best practices, performance and budgetary control, and alignment of your values with your mission.
Extanto. Potential Realized.
We excel at filling specialized, content-related staffing requirements Extanto maintains a roster of highly qualified Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) capable of both creating content and overseeing the creation of content by other SMEs. Those in charge of content creation often experience the need to augment their in-house subject-matter expertise in a given area. Our recruiting and placement services support in-house stakeholders by helping them obtain highly qualified SME resources where the need outpaces capacity.
Extanto. Quality People Make the Difference.
Our authoring teams are comprised of Masters-level SMEs and above, all very close to their academic experience and most with teaching experience so that they are familiar with the pedagogical rigors of course design in the classroom.
Our authoring teams create and generate items from source material on the target platform; integrate media from source material; organize titles by building tables of content and chapter order from source material reproducing source look, feel, and flow and; generate relevant error-specific feedback from source material.
Extanto. Content Drives Adoptions.
Our Content Engineering team is platform agnostic. They care about how the content behaves in your digital learning environment (DLE). They create authoring guidelines and templates that any content development team can use to create/convert content. They prepare representative content samples in a target markup language that developers may use as example for their code (e.g. XML, MathML, HTML5). They develop and diagram workflows for content from source material conversion to server deployment. They convert source material to desired formats (e.g. from Word to XML). They offer relevant systems feedback from a content tools perspective . They will develop Markup Language schemae (e.g. XML DTD) and incorporate platform features into DTDs.
Extanto. Confidence in the Content.