AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

One to 180

by Samuel Sennott

One to One Thousand is a concept that I believe will powerfully help the field of special education. The basic premise is that if a thousand people each work for an hour on a project with agreed upon standards, then they can create something that one person working for a thousand hours, could never create. It gets pretty in-depth from there, but I am excited to share how the theory is shaping up in some upcoming presentations, papers, and webcasts.

That being said, it is fun watching the theory unfold over on the terrific collaboration between UNC’s Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the Computer Science Department, the Tar Heel Reader. Look at how quickly an open source library of books is growing, by checking out a snip from a post on the site’s homepage:

“The graph below shows the amazing growth of the collection thanks to the contributions of many authors.

Total 4 14 20 66 164 180
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6

We’ve had 66111 page views from 1470 different computers worldwide.”

June 30, 2008 - Posted by | Special Education | , , , , , ,


  1. I just heard Karen Erickson speak about this on Monday. Good service for older beginning readers.

    Comment by Julana | September 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. Nice that you get to hear Karen Erickson!

    Comment by alltogether | October 6, 2008 | Reply

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