[Athen] CA Digital Textbook Initiative

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Thu Aug 13 10:35:30 PDT 2009

The California Governor's Office released information about the Digital
Textbook Initiative for K-12 and which companies have met the state
content standards.


Interestingly, the non-profit organization CK-12
(http://about.ck12.org/) had three textbooks that met 100% of the state
content standards. CK-12 has an open-content model with the materials
licensed under a Creative Commons-Share Alike license. Other open
content educational systems (i.e., Connexions) also did well in some
subject areas.

This certainly does address one issue that comes up in discussions that
"open-source" educational materials are not capable of meeting the
academic rigor necessary for state or other educational standards.

Take care,

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