CK-12 Foundation

CK-12 Foundation
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Mission:
To reduce the cost of K-12 textbook materials in the United States and abroad.

Background:
Funded in part by the San Jose-based , the CK-12 Foundation is working to build a collaborative online environment that facilitates the production of free educational content aligned with standards-based curriculum guidelines. The site can be customized for students' different needs and learning styles.

Outstanding Web Features:
Recognizing the need for a more flexible, less expensive system for delivering educational materials, CK-12 developed the FlexBook model — an online, open-content alternative to traditional textbooks. can watch a and before creating their own . The FlexBooks can then be shared with students and teachers as PDFs or in print and can be modified or updated at any time. The CK-12 site also offers an archive of , a , and an example of a on twenty-first century physics.

Co-Founders: Neeru Khosla and Murugan Pal
Main Office:
1860 Embarcadero Road, Suite 100
Palo Alto, California 94303
Tel: (650) 494-1302
Tel: (650) 494-1313
Subjects: education

FEATURED ON THE WEB

August 4, 2009