In addition to crowd-sourced content, educators also have access to organized Open Education Resources (OER) made available thanks to Blackboard's partnerships with the Khan Academy, the CK-12
Foundation, and SAS Curriculum Pathways.
Digital texts can be updated as events occur, says Neeru Khosla, cofounder of CK-12
, a nonprofit that produces free online materials for schools.
Taking a cue from higher education where electronic texts are on the rise, Virginia is partnering with CK-12
, a nonprofit, high-tech organization that provides electronic textbooks in several areas of the sciences, to work with teachers in the state in developing the new online resources in biophysics, nanotechnology, and other emerging science fields.
The White House, Jon Bon Jovi, CK-12 Foundation, GroupMe, Gilt Groupe, Onswipe and Other Tech Companies Join Forces to Promote Quality Assurance as a Career Opportunity
In addition to creating internships, SummerQAmp is partnering with the CK-12 Foundation to develop and launch an online educational resource later this year where youth can learn more about the role of QA in the development of the hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps available today.
Learning to code is intimidating and foreign to many and may not be the best first step with regards to software development careers for some people, especially the youth being targeted with Summer Jobs+," said Neeru Khosla, founder of the CK-12 Foundation.
Foundation, which seeks to make high-quality content available for free to students, teachers, and schools, is using Piazza to connect instructors for curriculum refinement.
But the engine driving more widespread use of an all-digital curriculum is the California-based foundation CK-12, which has invented the FlexBook, an online, collaborative and free tool that is emerging, on a more modest scale, as the Linux of textbook publishing.
The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), meanwhile, has been working with CK-12 to produce the free online textbooks in high school math and science demanded by the governor's Digital Textbook Initiative.
20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SageMilk and CK-12 Foundation today announced the launch of the first phase of CK-12 FlexBook study-aid apps as part of a collaboration to create educational mobile apps from CK-12's portfolio of free, online, customizable digital textbooks.
The interactive study-aid apps created by SageMilk complement the CK-12 standards-aligned math and science digital textbook portfolio designed for adaptation to all levels of a student's learning needs.
Dept of Education; Shawn Covell, vice president, government affairs, Qualcomm; and Murugan Pal, co-founder & president, CK-12