Re: free online electronic textbooks ? Fwd: world's poverty children
- Dear Parker Rossman,
Thank you to Dante-Gabryell Monson for alerting us to your work.
I invite you to join our Minciu Sodas laboratory's http://www.ms.lt
working group Learning From Each Other
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningfromeachother/ led by Pamela
McLean where we have included people from several countries in Africa.
We are also making good progress to develop an Includer
http://www.includer.org an offline device for reading and writing emails
and other texts and then uploading them at an Internet cafe. We also
have been sending USB flash drives with content from our network. And
we recently hosted the EU workshop Ethical Public Domain: Debate of
Questionable Practices http://www.ethicalpublicdomain.org which included
a statement by Sasha Mrkailo of Serbia about making more electronic
textbooks available in the Public Domain.
Please let's work together!
Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...
Dante-Gabryell Monson wrote:
> Perhaps you may have suggestions in relation to Parker Rossman
> <http://ecolecon.missouri.edu/globalresearch/author.html>'s search for
> free online electronic textbooks for the world's poorest children ?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Parker Rossman* <g.p.ross@... <mailto:g.p.ross@...>>
> Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 3:54 PM
> Subject: world's poverty children
> To: dante.monson@... <mailto:dante.monson@...>
> Can you help me find possible journal authors on the possibility of
> free online electronic textbooks for the world's poorest children,
> whose families earn two dollars a day or less? (i.e., the little XO
> computer developed for such children can be used to download
> electronic textbooks and learning materials. What can it become in two
> For example, I'd like articles
> on what may grow out of wiki textbooks;
> on possible research,
> on experiments, living books,' with music, video
> on developing creativity and imagination, as in Robinson's book OUT OF
> OUR MINDS.
> on funding, reviewing, distributing, updating on the Internet
> adapted to the needs of each unique learner,
> on inclusion of learning games and simulations,
> on continually revising and updating on the basis of learner and
> teacher feedback.
> on technology that becomes more transformational in the next decade
> or so.
> I have been invited to be guest editor of a future issue of INNOVATE
> (over 80,000 readers in many countries).
> I wonder, who is dreaming of one where children learning to read
> (without a teacher) can touch a word like `table' and see a photo of a
> table and hear the word pronounced? (With music and with animation as
> in the `living book. project)
> Print textbooks, already often pirated, are likely to begin
> to face the same problem as the music industry. I am personally
> interested in electronic books for the world's aboriginal peoples. I
> will be glad to say more about that to those interested.
> See my free- to-the- world regularly updated electronic textbook
> that has been accessed by more than a half million people in many
> countries, many of whom have sent ideas for its regular updating. It
> has been translated and in 2008 published by a university press China
> < (http://ecolecon.missouri.edu/globalresearch)> volume 3. chapter 7
> on textbooks
> Parker Rossman is a Yale Ph.D in education. He has taught at Yale, in
> the Middle East and in the Philippines.The EMERGING WORLDWIDE
> ELECTRONIC UNIVERSITY is one of his 16 published books.