Meet bitmark: the code that
makes education accessible.
bitmark is the world's only strictly content-first open-source standard for creating learning content. Use it, share it and help close the education gap in the world.
Why bitmark?
Did you know that today more people have access to smartphones than books? Yet, they don't have access to the same level of education due to the lack of digital learning content. That's why we created bitmark.
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One Standard
The absence of a common standard for all limits the progress in education. To fix education we need to have a common ground - that's what bitmark is here for.
2
Open Source
We believe every content creator, ed-tech startup and solution provider should be able to create and digitize learning content despite their economic possibillities - that's why bitmark is open source and free to use for everyone.
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Content-First
Education is highly dynamic, yet it is trapped on paper or PDF. We believe everybody should have access to high-quality learning content, whether through paper books or smartphones. Therefore bitmark is uncompromisingly mobile- and content-first.
How bitmark works
bitmark lets you break down content into small independently effective learning nuggets to make it available on mobile devices and group it into chapters to create conclusive books. That way learning content can be easily digitalized, widespread and made accessible for everyone.
What Makes All The Difference
Content-First vs. Layout-First
Learning material is often created with the layout in mind first. This results in well-designed but "dumb" PDF's and makes displaying the content on mobile phones very difficult. That's why there is so much educational content, but little of it is digitally accessible.
That needs to change, don't you think?
This is why bitmark describes the meaning of the content, not what it looks like. Computers are so empowered to understand the learning material and make something useful of it: Provide individual learning paths, give the right feedback at the right time, and much more. Also, complex layout information is no longer required. Instead, the optimal display is enabled by the content's metadata. That's content-first.
What Makes All The Difference
Content-First vs. Layout-First
Instead of typical digital learning content that is built with the layout in mind first, bitmark describes the content - not what it looks like. Computers are so empowered to understand the content and make something useful of it: Give the right feedback at the right time, provide individual learning paths, and much more. Also, unlike other formats such as PDF, complex layout information is no longer required. Instead, the metadata allows the content's optimal display for any device and screen size. That's content-first.
Code With Benefits
No lock-ins anymore
bitmark is open to everyone and every platform. That makes your content easy to edit, import and export.
Interactive and adaptable learning experiences
bitmark allows you to create unique learning opportunities. bitmark supports all kinds of interactive quizzes typically used for learning.
Produce once & publish everywhere
bitmark enables a "one-source strategy", meaning you can publish your once-produced content seamlessly on multiple channels, e.g. mobile apps, legacy e-learning systems, CMS and even paper.
Protect and commercialize your content
Use your content internally, make it available to your licensing partners exclusively or open it to everybody. You are in control.
Powerful yet simple.
Easy to read & write for developers and computers
Simple to produce for content creators
Convenient to recycle content for learning composers
Accessible on every device for learners