California Open Source Digital Textbook Plan Faces Barriers

Ryan Paul, Edudemic, May 11, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

John Concilus sent me this item, about California's newly announced effort to push Open Content textbooks and we've been having a conversation about the top-down nature of the initiative, the idea of "a state approved list of standards-aligned, open-source digital textbooks," and the idewa of 'collaboration' by sending your submission to a central agency. This Ars Technica article has more details. And today we see a Slashdot thread that mostly misses the point.
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