The Wolfram Education Portal Is Here!

January 18, 2012
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The Wolfram|Alpha Team
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Wolfram Education Portal (Beta)

Teachers, are you looking for a new way to integrate technology into your classroom? How about through a dynamic textbook or pre-generated lesson plans? Students, are you looking for some extra help or practice in your classes? How about using interactive demonstrations and widgets to help understand the concepts you are learning? The Wolfram Education Portal is the answer for students and teachers alike!

We are happy to announce the launch of the free Beta version of the Wolfram Education Portal. The portal comes equipped with a dynamic and interactive textbook, lesson plans aligned to the common core standards, and many other supplemental materials for your courses, including Wolfram Demonstrations, widgets, and videos. The Education Portal currently contains full materials for Algebra and partial materials for Calculus, but will continue to grow and improve with your comments and feedback.

We developed the interactive textbook by working with the CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to produce free and open source K-12 materials aligned to state curriculum standards and customized to meet student and teacher needs. The available Algebra textbook takes CK-12′s Algebra I FlexBook and makes it dynamic with our technologies.

In the future we hope to add many cool and exciting features for teachers and students to explore, including community features, problem generators, web-based course apps, and the ability to create your very own personalized content!

The Wolfram Education Portal was built with the technology from Mathematica, and Wolfram|Alpha, and the Computable Document Format (CDF). Please take a minute to check out the education portal in its beta phase and let us know how we can make it better suit your needs.

9 Comments

very educative and interesting work frame.

Posted by osagie ayere January 19, 2012 at 5:44 am Reply

As soon as I heard about Apple’s education event, I was hoping Wolfram would be involved. especially after the recent cooperation on Siri, it’d make sense. We’ll see in another 4 hours ;) But either way, i can already applaud your push into the direction of e-textbooks. All the best!

Posted by Bert Wouters January 19, 2012 at 6:17 am Reply

I hope that W/A and Apple start collaborating in some of these efforts. I’d love to see the new iBooks 2 and iBooks Author tool use CDF as some sort of plugin.

Posted by Jose Marinez January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm Reply

Long life to the Wolfram Education Portal ! Can’t wait to beta-test it, I’m already there ;-)

Posted by Omnireso January 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm Reply

The Wolfram Education Portal doesn’t currently support your platform. Please visit our site on Windows or Mac to access interactive courses.

Posted by Sandro kensan January 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm Reply

    @ Sandro -
    Thank you for your feedback. Support for Linux and mobile platforms are being developed.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team January 23, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply

      “Support for Linux and mobile platforms are being developing”.
      That is very good news! With Ubuntu and mobiles one can read practically everything interestingin the net, including W|A etc. . While this is one the first examples (for us) when definitely new and important edu topic came for Windows and Mac only.

      Posted by RNVSU July 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply

We are a highschool we are thinking for using this portal. But very good.

Posted by Kolej February 5, 2012 at 8:41 am Reply

Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.

Posted by John Beilein July 20, 2012 at 11:34 am Reply
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