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118. Bright Idea: Curriki.org January 4, 2007

Posted 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).


1. John Wallace - January 13, 2007

Recently renewed interest in online educational resources (and a bit-o-Googling) led me to your site. A former teacher and webDev hobbyist, I am curious…

I am watching for Curriki.org to go live. I have even created a wiki to start some conversation about the space (what do we want, what do we need?). Would you be willing to join a wiki-conversation about education?

If you are curious, maybe you would visit Curriki Workshop, and share 2¢ about online curriculum development. What do you think should emerge from Curriki? BTW – XWiki is the wiki engine that Curriki is deploying, so by posting at Curriki Workshop”, we can learn the wiki markup that will be in play once Curriki goes live.


2. SparkBugg - January 24, 2007

John, thanks for your comment, and for the invite. I have registered for you wiki, and look forward to posting and discussing with other like-minded individuals.


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