118. Bright Idea: Curriki.org January 4, 2007Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Service, Website.
Here is the Bright Idea: to provide (online) free and user-created open-source curricula to everyone, especially teachers, students, and parents.
The name “Curriki” is a play on the combination of “curriculum,” and “wiki,” which is the technology they are using to make education universally accessible. (Wiki, as in the great Wikipedia.org … [note that,via hyperlinks, I just utilized the actual idea to provide the definition of itself. An active “metalink”, if you will]).
Curriki.org. Sounds like a great idea. I believe that the educational system (at least in the US) could use all the help it can get in trying to help humans learn.
I tooled around the site a little. Check out this colorful and compact instructional animation (Quicktime, 1 min) about where lots of our TRASH goes.
I came across this in Time Magazine (read the cover story article about education HERE).