The problem with online curriculum vendors is that they insist on total control of their content. As a result, teachers lose their freedom to improve, enhance, or personalize any digital curricula that they use in their online or blended classes.
I’ve been working to develop “KickStart Curriculum” to resolve this problem. Here’s the concept:
Schools pay a reasonable one-time expense, then they own the full curriculum in a highly editable format (Moodle, Blackbaord, or just plain Word documents). Teachers use this digital curriculum as a seed to develop and grow their own custom blended learning curriculum.
I’ve been working with a team of teachers to create a pilot course we call “Modular STEM.” You can check out a small sample of our course here: http://agl-initiatives.org/stem/
I’d love to hear from you if you are interested in using or contributing to the project.