Do you remember all the way back in 2013? You know, the year North West was born, the Harlem Shake made its debut, and selfies changed phone texting rates. More notably, there was the bombing at the Boston Marathon, our climate proved that abnormal would be the new normal, and our planet lost Nelson Mandela.…
In 2012 Sharon Watkins was watching a Ted talk when she came across the concept of Moocs – massive open online courses. She was so impressed by the prospect of elite education being delivered for free to the masses, that she decided to set up a Mooc
Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, today unveiled a $9 million effort to develop free, digital textbooks capable of delivering personalized lessons to high school students.
Robert Schuwer's insight:
Interesting to find out how personalized the lessons are, how much human efforts is needed, what grain size of learning objects is used and what the underlying technology is (e.g. the Bill-Of-Materials used to store the learning objects and the rules to combine these)