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Goshen, IN, United States, 2009/01/19 - HAIKU Learning Systems, developers of Haiku LMS has entered into a partnership with Curriki, an online, social entrepreneurship organization that supports the development and free distribution of open source materials to improve education worldwide - Curr.
Haiku LMS is a northern Indiana-based on-demand learning management system designed specifically for K-12 educators. It allows educators to custom-design online lesson plans complete with images, audio and video, as well as facilitate online discussions and assessments, post grades and attendance, collect homework and communicate with students and parents. Curriki.org features more than 22,000 learning assets in its repository and offers easy-to-use tools to add, mix and remix curriculum free and open source content.
“This is the first step in what will be a very robust content authoring and sharing partnership with Curriki”, said Allen P. Angell, President and CEO of HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc. “In 2009 we will further intensify our partnership by providing Haiku LMS users with one-click access to the vast resource of curriculum content that Curriki offers. And the greater Curriki community will benefit when Haiku LMS users contribute their own content back to the Curriki website seamlessly.”
We are thrilled to be integrating access to Curriki’s repository and tools into HAIKU LMS”, said Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, Curriki’s Executive Director. “By creating a one-click connection between this powerful LMS and Curriki’s open source content, HAIKU users will have a unique and powerful combination of an intuitive drag and drop learning management system and a robust repository of free and open high-quality curriculum and professional development content.”
About HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc.
Haiku LMS (haikuls.com) is the only course-centric, on-demand learning management system designed specifically for K-12 educators. With individual teachers, schools and districts using Haiku LMS across the U.S. and around the world, it is truly an open community of educators and school administrators with a passion for using the best technology to help students excel.
Curriki (curriki.org) is an independent, nonprofit, online community that gives teachers, students and parents universal access to peer-reviewed K-12 curricula, and powerful online collaboration tools. Its mission is to utilize technology to eliminate the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Curriki is the first and only website to offer a complete, open course of instruction and assessment, and it has been translated into several languages worldwide.