As much as schools are modeled after businesses, I haven’t heard as many conversations about the developing, real competition of the the open source classes that are exploding across the Internet. Instead, schools are having conversations about making baby steps to the door of change to perhaps peak through, but certainly not to open it all the way. If we don’t look at what’s one the other side of that door, we are going to be blindsided by the motion of this movement that is gaining momentum faster than we can record.
This open source book, The Lives of Cells Student Edition, is part of a 10-volume curriculum on human biology from Stanford University’s Program in Human Biology. It is available for teachers on CK12.org, which says it’s meant for students in grades 6 through 8.
Look at this book! If you didn’t like your biology teacher and you had trouble sitting still, wouldn’t you opt for this instead?