"Recently the Office of Educational Technology of the United States Department of Education stated that it believes "creating an open education ecosystem involves making learning materials, data, and educational opportunities available to all. CK-12 is on a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide."
"We are not just building static content; we’re actually adding lots of interactive content so we have a platform that can tell students where they’re struggling and get [the system] to start asking questions that are at their own level. And building on that, we want them to be able to learn at their own pace"
“The CK-12 Foundation, where Khosla is executive director, creates both customizable content and tools – from textbooks to videos to interactive simulations – and gives them away for free to millions of students. The organization hires teachers to develop materials that fit state standards, and districts can also use the platform to produce their own digital resources.”
“Interactivity is key in classrooms today to deepen student engagement and expand learning. CK-12 designed the new physics simulations (sims) to bridge the abstract and real world to help students learn key concepts by relating them to real world examples all around them. Each of the sims helps to explain multiple concepts in an engaging and relevant way that students can understand and enjoy.”
“…CK-12 developed high quality, free interactive simulations, which aims to explain core concepts of physics to middle and high school students through daily real world experiences of the world around them.”
“The company, which has been offering its online digital content through FlexBooks for several years, has recently added more interactive resources to its offerings, including quizzes, videos, and real-world application examples.”
“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 the the FlexBooks library.”
“CK-12 Foundation holds the promise of a double-barreled solution: online digital textbooks in primarily math and science, and exercises that are customizable, adorned with videos and other interactive features, and which cost schools nothing.”