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- Interact is an online learning and collaboration platform designed with the intention of making it easy for students and lecturers to interact online. It focuses on constructivist and Vygotskian views of teaching and learning. The system has been in use at the Christchurch College of Education (New Zealand) for approx 18 months now, supporting approx 1000 sites and 3500 students. Interact lets content be shared between course sites, so a lecturer can have the same content in many course, but only needs to update it in one place. Students and Lecturers can access all new course material and forum postings from one central place (no need to check every forum for new posts). Students can be given control of 'group' areas to add and manage their own material. Additionally, the system is flexible enough to be used as a full intranet/portal and not just for online course management
- Dokeos is an elearning and course management web application whose development is an international, collaborative effort. We have translations for 30 languages (in various stages of completeness). We focus on userfriendliness, simplicity, and consistency. Dokeos has many tools and is light and flexible. Our 1.6 release (planned June 2005) will make us more standard-compliant (W3C xhtml and css, SCORM import and export) and more modular (plugins, code libraries).
- FroZenLight connects simple line art and mathematics. The source of light can be positioned so that either symmetric reflection patterns or secret messages (Cryptography) are created. Dozens of example light patterns and some math exercises are provided.
- gnuschool is a web application for educators, students, and school administrators. It has numerous features, such as:
- create tests
- edit tests
- search for tests
- give tests
- monitor tests
- view tests
- give makeups
- search grades
- view grades
- take attendance
- search attendance
- arrange seating
- edit the way student information is displayed
- ILIAS is a platform for Web-based training. It is being developed at the University of Cologne, in Germany, using PHP and MySQL. It has been available since September 2000 as open software software under the GPL. The system's core is an authoring tool for creating courses. Other main components include personal desktops, a mail system, newsgroups, a group system, and system administration.
- Khan exercises
- Khan Academy has created a generic framework for building exercises. This framework, together with the exercises themselves, can be used completely independently of the Khan Academy application.
The framework exists in two components:
- An HTML markup for specifying exercises.
- A jQuery plugin for generating a usable, interactive, exercise from the HTML markup.
Using the Framework Locally
You need to serve the files from some sort of a server. You can't just open the files directly in a browser. For example:
cd khan-exercises python -m SimpleHTTPServer
cd khan-exercises python3 -m http.server
Now if you open your browser to `http://localhost:8000` (or `http://127.0.0.1:8000/`) you should see the contents of the `khan-exercises` directory. Navigate to the `exercises` subfolder, and an HTML file under there to see an exercise.
The process for writing exercises is rather well documented. More information about this process can be found in the Khan Exercises wiki. Specifically:
- Manhali is a free, open source Learning Management System (LMS). It is installable and multi-language. Licensed under the GNU-GPL 3 and written in PHP and MySQL. Manhali can track and evaluate learners' behavior and learning styles by clustering all learners in profiles (A, B, C, D and E) according to their behavior on the platform to allow educators to personalize courses for each profile.
- Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, assignments and peer-reviewed workshops. Thirty language translations are currently offered with more being developed. It is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
- Online Grades
- Online Grades allows K-12+ student grades to be posted onto a dynamic web site. Online Grades is not a web-based gradebook. Instead, it accepts grade export information from several popular gradebook software programs such as Easy Grade Pro, Gradekeeper, Misty City's Grade Machine, and PGGP and places the grade information online securely. Student, Teachers, Parents, and Administrators each get their own personal login into Online Grades, which allows them to see all of the grades in all of their classes. If parents have more than one student at a school or district, they only need one parent login to see the grades of all of their students. The Online Grades software is free; there is no software cost to post your grade results online. However, to use the software, both an internet-accessible web server with PHP and access to a MySQL database are necessary. Because of these requirements, Online Grades is commonly set up and configured by a school or district tech person. If your school or district does not have the resources to set up Online Grades, you can alternatively buy hosting for your grades. Hosting is even available for individual teachers interested in using Online Grades. Online Grades is free because the software is developed by volunteers and is in-part sponsored by the schools using the Online Grades software. Online Grades was originally based on the SourceForge project Basmati, and while backward compatibility has been maintained, Online Grades has many more features than the original Basmati grade posting software.
- OpenGrade is software for teachers to keep track of grades. It can put the students' grade reports on a Web server and allow the students password-protected access to them. Features include:
- A variety of reports can be created.
- Grades can be uploaded to a web server, where students can have password-protected access to them.
- If you use a set grading scale, you can have the software use it to compute letter grades automatically.
- Grades can be based on total points, or on a weighted average of scores in various categories such as exams and quizzes
- You can drop the lowest grade (or the N lowest grades) from a given category.
- Students can be dropped and later reinstated without losing all their grades.
- There is support for extra-credit categories, and for categories that don't count towards the student's grade.
- Gradebook files are password-protected with a digital watermark, so you can detect tampering.
- Gradebook files are in a plain-text format, which makes it easy to work with them using Unix utilities.
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