Have a look at Ecto
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* Ecto enables Modern Learning in wired classrooms.
Ecto is an online networked collaborative learning platform and a
next-generation course management system that enables teachers to easily
employ modern teaching methods in wired classrooms.
There are two major forces in play in the US K-12 education market
technology adoption and pressure to improve student learning. Teachers want
to implement modern learning methods to help kids prepare for the 21st
century but they cant do this with their current learning technology.
Ecto provides the missing piece necessary for the convergence of these two
* Content contribution and sharing
Because Ecto is an open system, anyone (students, teachers, publishers,
parents, etc.) can contribute activities to the Ecto Library for free. The
Ecto library also contains thousands of activities from state exams across
the nation. When you submit activities to Ecto, can keep them private or
share them with others. We hope you share! For every shared item added, the
system becomes more powerful for all.
* Free-style course creation
It's your course - design it how you like. You can create your course
entirely from scratch. Or, you can save time by making use of high-quality
content already in the Ecto library. Simply copy another shared course from
the library and edit the course to suit your needs. If you want your
students to contribute to the course, simply change their contribution
* Who created Ecto?
Ecto is brought to you by a small group of educators and developers. Were
fascinated by the incredible social, collaborative, and learning power of
the internet. So, why cant students and teachers work with learning content
any way they want? Thats where we come in. We created Ecto so you can
collaborate, create, edit, track and share content with virtually limitless
Were all teachers and students at various times throughout our lives. Weve
all had different learning challenges in both roles. By giving teachers and
students the tools to implement social constructivist learning we think
learners of all kinds can take a more direct and active path to knowledge.
Were passionate about leveraging the best internet technologies to improve
sharing and learning.
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