Sunday, January 3, 2010

Open Source Charter Schools

It was only a matter of time before a virtual high school went open source. Open High School in Utah is breaking new ground by using a mash up of materials to give kids what they really need in class. They can take the best problem set, best explanations, add their own thoughts and create a truly customized course. It is yet another example of creating more studentcentric learning.

This is a group that is fully leveraging technology including BrainHoney which allows incredible, low-cost learning management systems. With no building and no texts, two huge costs are eliminated from the charter school budget making it much easier to devote more towards educating students.

I have met the team from Open High and they are passionate about students and understand that technology can really make the difference in student success. Keep an eye on this project - it will take off!

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