I am new to CR 2.0, but have been an avid user of technology in my classroom since I started teaching (again) 8 years ago. However, I am looking to get better and do more, and have volunteered to be part of a pilot group at my school exploring technology tools (Web 2.0) for teaching. If you want a little more recent background, you can look at my very short blog (linked to my profile).
I want to write an on-line textbook (only 2 chapters, really: thermodynamics and kinetics) that has the capability, within the web-site platform, to support the text itself (which ideally would have embedded video, images, screencasts), plus interactive quizzing that could provide feedback to me, a wiki for student input, perhaps audio podcasts, etc.
I've found lots of tools that can do these things (see my blog), but most them would require posting a link within my text section and having my students navigate OUT of the website platform, and I'd like to avoid that.
So far my top candidates are Ning or Weebly, perhaps WordPress (although I'm less savvy with this app).
Can any of you provide suggestions for a total-package site that can do all of these things (free or cheap, preferably)?