Publishing Tool Enables E-Textbook Customization

SIRS Publishing has released eCurriculum, an online curriculum that uses an e-textbook to dynamically link users to information from SIRS' databases and its collection of Web sites. This advanced technology creates a curriculum that emphasizes reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

eCurriculum allows users to assimilate their research within the textbook to create their own personal, living e-book. This personal archive becomes a diary of the user's educational experience, while promoting lifelong-learning skills and problem-solving techniques. The program gives educators the ability to customize the program as a supplement to an existing textbook or curriculum, or as a stand-alone reference.

The product was developed for students at an adult reading level - eighth-graders and above - and aligns with national and state curriculum standards, provides continually updated content, an online educator's guide, a user's guide, e-mail communication capabilities and research tools. Other features include graphics, full-text articles, government documents, a glossary, a dictionary and statistics. SIRS, Boca Raton, FL, (800) 232-7477,

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.