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The CK-12 Foundation Simplifies Physics with Their Latest Series of Interactive Education Simulations



The CK-12 Foundation Simplifies Physics with Their Latest Series of Interactive Education Simulations – What do pan flutes and major principles of physics have in common? You don’t have to answer the question because the CK-12 Foundation has already made the connection with their latest addition to their interactive simulation learning tools, the first of which is Explaining Physics! Read more >

Silicon Valley Business Journal - The reinvention of Neeru Khosla



The reinvention of Neeru Khosla – With 30 full-time employees, the organization seeks to turn the budding $5.4 billion K-12 education tech industry on its head. Khosla’s goal: Offer a multimedia clearinghouse of online educational tools — from digital textbooks to videos and a growing number of interactive simulations — all for free. Read more >

Indian Express-Datawind tablets to have CK-12 content for free

Pushing its mission to see smart devices as education tools, DataWind, makers of the ‘Aakash’ and other affordable tablets in the UbiSlate series, have partnered with American education provider CK-12 Foundation for free mathematics and science learning content. The US based not-for-profit education content provider will give free, but high quality, maths and science material that can be used by teachers, students, schools and parents, a release by Datawind said. CK-12 content will come pre-installed on most DataWind devices from now on, the company said. Read more >

Students in the bricks and mortar world who rip the chapters out of their school textbooks can count on getting sent to detention. Instead, that’s exactly the kind of practice that CK-12 hopes to encourage in the digital realm. Read more >

Services like CK-12 make it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks. Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards including common core. You can start from scratch or build from anything in the FlexBooks library. Read more >

Representative Reuven Carlyle of Washington introduces the bill, HB 2337: “Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education.”

This bill directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to support the 295 WA K-12 school districts in learning about and adopting existing open educational resources (OER) aligned with WA and common core curricular standards. Cable Green, Creative Commons’ Director of Global Learning, then testifies to the benefit CK-12 materials can have for school districts around the country.

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Instead of thinking of textbooks as an assembly of different chapters of content, CK-12 has broken down each individual facet of a given subject into small parts in its digital textbooks, known as “flexbooks.” This granularity gives teachers and students the ability…

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Neeru Khosla on American EDtv Net talk about how CK-12 helps middle school students learn at their own pace.

I want to comment on what I consider a far greater misuse of talent and training: that of our children/students, mostly here talking about high school education. We have focused so much of our education system on children attending primary school, then middle school…

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What does the popular video game Temple Run have anything to do with algebra? Just a few clicks into CK12′s free educational content site, you’ll see it’s leveraged as a real-world application of using algebra to compare the difference between the top scores of the game.

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Neeru Khosla’s children received an education that stressed “treating the student as an individual. It wasn’t about mass production.” And that begged the question: “Why is it that we cannot provide this kind of education for every kid?”

Most of the digital texts submitted for review in California came from a nonprofit group, CK-12 Foundation, that develops free “flexbooks” that can be customized to meet state standards, and added to by teachers.

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NASA and the non-profit CK-12 Foundation announce the addition of a new chapter to CK-12′s 21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and…

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From a small office along Highway 101 in Palo Alto, Neeru Khosla is quietly trying to upend the way teachers teach and students learn. It’s a tall order for a woman who is not a politician, educator or administrator.

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In Utah, the state department of education is pulling together textbooks aligned to Common Core State Standards made up entirely of open educational resources…

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Neeru Khosla, the Co-founder and Chair behind the growing open educational resources (OER) nonprofit CK-12 Foundation, joins us today to share her motivation…

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The consortium is using a nonprofit company, CK-12 Foundation, based in California, to supply the core of the new project through what CK-12 calls “flexbooks”…

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CK12 has been on a mission to “reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide.” The website tells us that they plan to…

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Last year, in collaboration with the Palo Alto, Calif.-based CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit group that is creating Web-based, open-content textbooks for…

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Khosla is co-founder and chair of CK-12, a non-profit based in Palo Alto, California which is pioneering the concept of “open source textbooks.” In September…

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Chai with Manjula – A show about giving

In a panel discussion at ISTE 2012 yesterday, titled “Textbook Deathwatch: The Evolution of Digital Resources,” representatives from both proprietary and open…

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Today’s textbooks represent a system of learning and knowledge transfer that is centuries old and sorely outpaced by modern technologies. Digital textbook…

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Bridging the Achievement Gap with Interactive Digital Learning Tools

CK-12 Foundation, launched in 2006, is a not for profit organization with the goal of decreasing textbook materials costs for the K-12 education market…

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