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Whynot.net Ideas

Here are some ideas I posted on the Whynot.net site – which is still fascinating.  Enjoy.

large-scale textbk review web

In order to improve textbooks and thus improve the education and minds of those in school (at all levels) who will use them here is what I propose.

A website that acts as a clearing house, and improvement center. Anyone who is interested can get hold of a textbook, read it, and give it a review including ideas for improvement and corrections. There could be a rating system from

a: this book is complete crap and should never be found in a student’s hands


z: this book hits the nail on the head and is pretty good as is.

If adults were willing to involve themselves in such a review, we could put pressure on textbook makers to improve their product, because now, there is no such feedback loop.

The goal would be to get better-written, more captivating textbooks into the hands of students through an extensive system of community review.

I think this is a great idea and would love to work with others to get it started. If you agree, please get in touch with me at albertkaufman @ gmail.com


Albert Kaufman, Jul 22 2008
(3 votes)  Date submitted: Jul 22 2008


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(5 votes)  Date submitted: Dec 29 2004


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(4 votes)  Date submitted: Dec 08 2004


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(4 votes)  Date submitted: Dec 08 2004


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(1 votes)  Date submitted: Dec 08 2004


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(2 votes)  Date submitted: Nov 18 2004


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(4 votes)  Date submitted: May 21 2004


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(1 votes)  Date submitted: May 05 2004


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(1 votes)  Date submitted: Apr 20 2004


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