Emerging Technologies Interest Group, Pt. 2

Posted: June 30, 2008 in ala 2008, conferences, technology
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CK12 Solutions
Flexbooks
http://www.ck12.org/

Textbooks
Weight
Monolithic nature
Rigidity
Cost

Roughly averaging out the number of pages in textbooks over the school year, the average student has about 18 pages worth of reading for every day of the school year (including weekends and holidays).

Contextualized content
Empower knowledge providers – parents, teachers, librarians
Collaborative platform
Flexible output

Mission
Create a collaborative online environment
Free and open content
Aligned with curriculum guidelines
Customized for learning styles

Technology goals
As simple as email
Collaborative like wikis
Flexible

Content contributed under a Share-Alike license
Site will go live in August.

Online interface allows construction or compilation of flexbooks for customized instruction.

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