[IAEP] Fwd: New booki for replacing textbooks with OER
Thomas C Gilliard
satellit at bendbroadband.com
Fri Apr 1 23:59:33 EDT 2011
Edward Cherlin wrote:
> Please take a look at
> a site for collaborative authoring and publishing of manuals for Open
> Source software. Sugar Labs has set up another trial instance of the
> same booki software for OER development. I am arranging for some
> further administrative changes so that we can begin to use it, and
> will then invite various interested persons and groups to try it out
> and to discuss what we might be able to do by combining this with
> Sugar and other education software.
look at Floss manuals I saved as .pdf fies locally :
satellit on IRC freenode #sugar
> If you would like to work on some educational materials on such a site,
> please create an account at
> and take a look around. As soon as we get the license menu set up, we
> will be able to start experimenting with creating materials.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 14:40
> Subject: New booki for replacing textbooks with OER
> To: FM Discuss <discuss at lists.flossmanuals.net>
> A number of factors have recently come together to support a
> full-scale attack on the global education problem (and the poverty and
> related ills that education can largely cure), not least among them
> booki. Sugar Labs has set up a new trial booki instance for our
> Replace Textbooks project, at
> We have some admin tasks to be completed before we can create books
> there, and I will need help learning to be the admin.
> I expect the production version to be hosted at sugarlabs.org. The
> outline of the project is at
> OER Economics for a billion children
> It is based on the fact that computers + OERs now cost much less than
> printed textbooks, except in those countries that can't afford decent
> textbooks to begin with.
> Our first projects will be based on Don Cohen's Calculus by and for
> Young People, and Caleb Gattegno's language and math teaching methods.
> We would like to cover every topic for every course for every age,
> preschool through high school, for students and teachers, and let
> teachers and education authorities remix them as needed. Maybe for
> parents and ministries of education, too.
> Our next technical problem will be integrating our OERs with Sugar
> education software. There are several possible approaches that I
> intend to discuss with those who may be able to help realize them.
> Accomplishing all of this will depend on recruiting a lot of
> volunteers, and perhaps attracting some funding. Let me know if you
> are interested.
> I have begin to outline a textbook on economics for OER instructional
> designers, following a suggestion by Maria Droujkova on the
> MathFutures list. The idea is to tell the truth about the limitations
> of conventional economics, and to explore the economics of Free
> Software and OERs for a billion children at a time, as in my
> UNESCO/WSIS post.
> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
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