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Sep 14, 2005

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Bill Eisenhauer

While not directly on the subject of your post, I did want to suggest some interesting reading to you. If you haven't read Freakonomics, you might enjoy the sections where they talk about the effect of the "No child left behind" policy. They analyze student test data to discover cheating teachers. I, at least, found it interesting and thought you might as well.

Chris

My wife and I have been homeschooling for about 4 years. We have spent a considerable amount of time investigating/discussing curricula. Currently, there is an explosion of curricula in the homeschooling market allowing the studious parent very customised materials. If one can afford it -- both in personal time and finances -- homeschooling can be an excellent alternative to public/private school. I am interested in your new venture as I think there is a tremendous need in this area. Your work at OSI and TME suggests that you will come up with something good -- so I will be watching.

Tom Hoffman

Hi Graham,
I've been following your blog since you made the leap into the education world, and I think it is time for you and I to talk. A couple years ago I arrived at the point you are now, except from a different direction. That is, I was trying to model curriculum and eventually realized that Sem Web technologies were the only thing that would capture it in all its complexity. I managed to create and test for one semester a completely RDF-based system for managing curriculum and assessment before funding for my research position dried up. SInce then (for the past year) I've worked as the manager of SchoolTool (http://schooltool.org). We'll eventually be able to fold these ideas into SchoolTool.

Anyhow, there's more on my blog, particularly here: http://tuttlesvc.teacherhosting.com/blog/blosxom.cgi/labor/technology/sem_web

--Tom

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