- RT @superCompSci: Using @pressbooks in your classroom?
Lets students create and print books
PressBooks | Simple Book Publishing
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- RT @sglassmeyer: New Blog Post: Legal Technology Needs You http://t.co/vgIeqPTgzL 15:37:11, 2013-07-28
- RT @fgbjr: An MLZ site translator for the US Code at the Cornell LII is now available http://t.co/OTAOhMtHUK 22:00:27, 2013-07-28
Unhangout is an open source platform for running large scale online un-conference-style events using Google Hangoutsto create many simultaneous small sessions. Think of it like a classroom with infinitely many breakout rooms. We provide a text-based chat experience that can support hundreds of participants chatting or watching a live video stream together. When you want to create more opportunity for participation, you can break out into up-to-ten person Google Hangout sessions that create opportunities for peer learning instead of just top-down information transfer that is typical in large scale online education.
While YouVersion is on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, it’s a deal their funds can’t touch. YouVersion is part of the church, so it’s set up as a non-profit that doesn’t generate revenue or have exit plans. It’s funded entirely by donations, $3 million was donated to sustain the app last year, and by LifeChurch.tv, which has poured $20 million into it.
This is just the sort of thing that education needs: a well funded non-profit dedicated only to producing top quality educational materials. What the edu space needs right now is more non-profit thinking and less venture capital money.