OpenStax develops smart digital textbooks




OpenStax, a non-profit project of Rice University in Houston American, develops digital textbooks using smart algorithms adapt the course material to the student.

Through the OpenStax project and normal digital textbooks are already being provided free of charge on subjects such as economics and biology. Researchers at Rice University have while in the last three years in twelve schools viewed the behavior of students who use these learning tools. The school results were mapped.

On the basis of the study OpenStax algorithms developed in order to adapt to the level of the student and the results previously obtained. The information displayed on Then digital study for the subjects biology and physics was developed. For example, the material offered in this digital textbooks shows more information about a subject with which a student has difficulty. Additional questions are also presented. Furthermore, previous curriculum repeated by the student to do. Interim quizzes

According to the developers to help ‘smart’ school students to better accept. Curriculum Moreover, the tailor information presented would better meet the needs and level of the student so smart ones at a different pace and with other information the teaching material take it to them than slower students, writes New Scientist.

OpenStax wants to offer his smart school on a limited scale, but several large schools would already have shown. Interest in the project In addition, the non-profit organization working on “smart” materials for other subjects. Among other subjects such as political science and mathematics are on the program. OpenStax has 9 million dollars, converted approximately 6.8 million to turn continue the project.


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