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- In short, Aletheia is software for getting science published and into the hands of everyone, for free. It's a decentralised and distributed database used as a publishing platform for scientific research. So, Aletheia is software. But software without people is nothing. To comprehensively answer the question what is Aletheia, Aletheia is software surrounded by a community of people who want to change the world through open access to scientific knowledge. For a more in depth explanation, Aletheia is an Ethereum Blockchain application utilising IPFS for decentralised storage that anyone can upload documents to, download documents from, that also handles the academic peer review process. The application runs on individual PCs, all forming part of the IPFS database. This gives us an open source platform that cannot be bought out by the large publishers (and any derivitive works must also be open source) that should also be hard to take down due to the database being spread across the globe in multiple legal jurisdictions. Aletheia is designed to be a resilient platform run transparently by the community, not some black box corporation or editorial board, meaning all users can see the decisions Aletheia is making and have a stake in that decision making process if they so desire. By this nature, Aletheia is decentralised, it has no key person risk. Should the core group who invented Aletheia dissapear Aletheia won't cease to exist, it will continue to be run by the community. The community moderates content through various mechanisms (peer review, reputation scores etc.,) to ensure quality of content.
- Aplakons allows you to build a sheets schema to organize activities to be followed by registered users. You can configure sets of sheets to customize each one’s activities to follow. You prepare a repository of sheets (as concrete activities), and after you order them in different arrays. The arrays can be assigned to users as activity plans. For example, a whole diet (array) based on cooking recipes (activities).
- Canvas is a feature-rich learning management system.
This page describes the free/libre program Canvas which you can install in your own computers. There are also online services which operate by running Canvas, but we don't recommend that way of using software. The user community can check whether to trust running a free program. There is no basis for trusting a service run by a company or by strangers. You can read more about this issue here:
- 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
- gofoss.net is a beginners guide to free software, privacy, data ownership and durable tech. Learn how to: safely browse the Internet; keep your conversations private; protect your data; unlock your computer's full potential; stay mobile and free; own your cloud; avoid filter bubbles, surveillance & censorship.
- 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:
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