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There is not just one type of book or music or cuisine—we have a wealth of options for diverse tastes—but we expect diverse learners to succeed in one type of educational model. Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder & Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, introduces a low-cost tool that lets teachers and students customize learning experience for different learners within a single classroom. Digital FlexBooks, videos, and interactive content provide students with both choice and immediate feedback to guide them while material is still fresh in their minds. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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