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Sugar Labs has created a project for [[Replacing Textbooks]] with [[Open Education Resources]] (OER), that is, digital e-learning materials under Creative Commons licenses. [[User:Mokurai|Mokurai]] is the Project Manager. You can contact him at [mailto:mokurai@sugarlabs.org/ mokurai@sugarlabs.org].
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{{Obsolete | This project is no longer active as of May 2016.}}
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* [http://booki.treehouse.su/ Temporary server]
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Sugar Labs has created a program for [[Replacing Textbooks]] with [[Open Educational Resources]] (OER), that is, digital e-learning materials under Creative Commons licenses. The program will also develop new [[Education_Team/Curriculum|curriculum]] materials integrating Sugar and other software into every subject at every level. [[User:Mokurai|Mokurai]] is the Program Manager. You can contact him at [mailto:mokurai@sugarlabs.org/ mokurai@sugarlabs.org].
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* [http://booki.treehouse.su/ Temporary server] for collaborative creation of OERs
    
* Permanent server location to be announced.
 
* Permanent server location to be announced.
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==Rationale==
 
==Rationale==
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The XO-1 costs much less than textbooks in developed countries. This has led to the proposal to replace all textbooks with Open Education Resources (OERs), with the aim of both improving education and saving money that could then be applied to such necessities as electricity and Internet for the XOs. [[User:Mokurai|Mokurai]] has started a project at Sugar Labs to do just that. In April 2011 the booki software from FLOSS Manuals went live, and Sugar Labs set up a testing server to prepare the way for rolling out the project, which is to be opened up to all users as soon as we can manage it.  
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The XO-1 costs much less than textbooks in developed countries. This has led to the proposal to replace all textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OERs), with the aim of both improving education and saving money that could then be applied to such necessities as electricity and Internet for the XOs. [[User:Mokurai|Mokurai]] has started a project at Sugar Labs to do just that. In April 2011 the booki software from FLOSS Manuals went live, and Sugar Labs set up a testing server to prepare the way for rolling out the project, which is to be opened up to all users as soon as we can manage it.  
    
The use of OERs means that teachers and students can engage in continuous improvement, rather than being completely dependent on commercial publishers and school boards for occasional updates of textbooks. It further means that materials can be translated into the language of any community that wishes to undertake the work, with the more advanced students translating from the official language of instruction (often English or French) to the official languages of their country (Swahili in Kenya, for example), and to their own local languages (Maa among the Maasai, for example). However, Spanish will be our first priority, to support Uruguay, Perú, and other countries of Latin America.
 
The use of OERs means that teachers and students can engage in continuous improvement, rather than being completely dependent on commercial publishers and school boards for occasional updates of textbooks. It further means that materials can be translated into the language of any community that wishes to undertake the work, with the more advanced students translating from the official language of instruction (often English or French) to the official languages of their country (Swahili in Kenya, for example), and to their own local languages (Maa among the Maasai, for example). However, Spanish will be our first priority, to support Uruguay, Perú, and other countries of Latin America.
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Although there is substantial research on computers in education, there is no systematic research program on what can be done using one-to-one computing to teach existing courses better, that is, with deeper understanding by students, or to teach subjects at earlier ages.
 
Although there is substantial research on computers in education, there is no systematic research program on what can be done using one-to-one computing to teach existing courses better, that is, with deeper understanding by students, or to teach subjects at earlier ages.
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==Plan Ceibal project==
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[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Uruguay Plan Ceibal in Uruguay] has put out a [http://ceibal.org.uy/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486:licitacion-publica-internacional-no-01522011-seleccion-de-proveedor-para-la-adquisicion-de-plataforma-educativa-on-line-yo-recursos-educativos-digitales-para-educacion-primaria-y-media-uruguaya&catid=51:convocatorias-vigentes&Itemid=82 Request for Proposals] for up to 1,000 digital educational resources. Sugar Labs is contacting possible partners for a bid. We have a [http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:Uruguay_Licitaci%C3%B3n.odt translation of the requirements sections] of the RFP.
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It has turned out to be impractical for Sugar Labs to bid in this process. We will offer free OERs to Uruguay and others separately.
    
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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* [[Open Education Resources]]
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* [[Activities/TurtleArt/Tutorials|Turtle Art Tutorials]]
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* [[Open Educational Resources]]
 
* [[Open Access]]
 
* [[Open Access]]
  

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