Gooru Aims To Become The iTunes Of Standards-Based Learning

Jeff Dunn, Edudemic, Dec 29, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is the end-point of standards-based education: an 'iTunes of learning' where you pay your money and learn an outcome. Like this. "Teachers can search for standards-based web tools and organize them into 'classplans.' These can be customized and shared with other teachers so they can be tweaked and basically benefit as many people as possible... It lets you organize your teaching resources into playlists, share them (like you would with iTunes Ping), and quickly access various forms of multimedia with minimal effort." Of course, it's not a large jump from this to fully commercialized 'free' resources. "Are there other options? Would you use a textbook with embedded, interactive advertising? Is this the future?" Gak! I hope not. Surely we can do better.
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