Talk:Education Team/Creating textbooks
Why do you have to wait for others to agree? If it will be a free project, you just need to set up a forge...Kozuch 01:18, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
What about these?
Have you talked to the Wikimedia foundation? Their Wikibooks and Wikiversity projects are already developing textbooks and teaching materials.
Also the Hesperian Foundation, publishers of "Where there is no doctor" and other books. This is an excellent basic medical guide and they have a fairly liberal copyright policy too. I think they might be interested.
Filceolaire 22:21, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Tools to create Textbooks
Why don't you just provide tools so that textbooks can be converted into electronic forms easily and cheaply. Many textbooks especially for the primary school students, are scarce in the number of bytes used and controlled by the Ministries of Education.
OLPC has the potential to reduce distribution and printing costs which may make OLPC worthwhile to invest in. In Malaysia, we have another problem of too many textbooks that make it too heavy for our children to carry.
Comments from Ethiopeian teachers should be listened to. OLPC should not be used as toys or entertainment.
Othmanskn 12:06, 19 March 2009 (UTC)