SageMilk Signs Licensing Agreement with Free Digital Textbook Provider CK-12 Foundation
Mobile app developer announces collaboration to generate educational apps with leading non-profit provider of digital textbooks
AUSTIN, Texas and PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SageMilk and CK-12 Foundation today announced the launch of the first phase of CK-12 FlexBook study-aid apps as part of a collaboration to create educational mobile apps from CK-12's portfolio of free, online, customizable digital textbooks. These apps are available on all iPhone and Android smart phones, as well as the iPad, iPod touch and Android tablets.
The interactive study-aid apps created by SageMilk complement the CK-12 standards-aligned math and science digital textbook portfolio designed for adaptation to all levels of a student's learning needs. SageMilk apps feature chapter-by-chapter key term definitions, multiple-choice quizzes, flashcards, book glossary, social learning tools for sending questions to friends, and a report card of correct and incorrect answers. With SageMilk apps, students can now study select CK-12 subject areas whenever and wherever they are with their mobile device.
SageMilk's exclusive publishing engine requires no software programming for generating study-aid apps from key terms, such as those in textbook and other content sources. More than 200 of their apps are currently available in the Android market and at Apple App stores.
Online SageMilk tools allow publishers, business trainers and educators to quickly create apps by leveraging their portfolio content and existing teaching materials. Making it easy for non-programmers to create mobile educational apps in one sitting, SageMilk's publication engine automatically creates study-aid apps from electronic content data pasted into online templates. Teachers can create content with their students for free downloadable apps by using SageMilk online templates. Multiple choice and flashcard quizzes from select apps are also available online at http://www.sagemilk.com .
The initial release of SageMilk's low-cost learning apps related to this partnership are for the following CK-12 FlexBooks:
CK-12 Biology I - presents an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools and modern techniques of science to the study of cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and human physiology.
CK-12 Life Science - provides a full course of study in the life sciences for the high school student.
CK-12 Chemistry - delivers a full course of study in the physical sciences for the advanced high school student.
About CK-12 Foundation
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the "FlexBook," CK-12 is pioneering the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that serves as core text and provides an adaptive environment for learning. For more information on CK-12, visit http://www.ck12.org
SageMilk is transforming education and learning by providing students and life-long learners new tools for studying, collaborating and testing with mobile devices. Educational mobile apps by SageMilk empower learners to study subject area's key terms, flashcards and multiple choice quizzes anywhere and anytime. SageMilk apps can be created automatically online and can deliver email, text message and postings from smart phones. SageMilk's vision is to create a community of learners that will create and share content, and track and certify a student's competencies. For more information visit http://www.sagemilk.com
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