Spotter is software that can check students' answers to symbolic and numerical problems in math and science. It recognizes an answer regardless of the form it's in, and the instructor can put in helpful hints as responses to frequently-occurring mistakes. Symbolic answers can be input in a notation closely resembling normal human math notation (e.g., xy rather than x*y, and sin x instead of sin(x)). Spotter runs as a Perl CGI application on a Web server; the student doesn't need to install any software.
FrAid (Fr[actal] Aid) is a programming language that is appropriate for mathematical computations, visualization, batch processing, and more. It features both a standalone application that provides a programming environment for the language and a system for integrating the language with Java. The Java interface allows mathematical equations and formulas to be used with Java code, making it easier to process numerical computations, symbolic computations, imaging, CAD, and more.
apoo is an environment for programming in a simple assembly language. It is implemented in Python and has the following components: apoo virtual machine is a virtual processor with a very simple architecture and instruction set that mimics almost all the essential features of a modern microprocessor. As the aim is to teach assembly language, there is no machine code associated with the instruction set. apoo Interface is a graphical environment that monitors the state of the machine during the execution of a program and allows the writing/editing/execution of programs in assembly language. apoo Tutor is a module for grading of student programs based on a description of what the execution of the program should be for specified input data sets.
Pulga is a program for numerical simulation of dynamical systems. It is designed to provide a way for students and researchers who study dynamical systems to model them on a computer and analyze them numerically without the difficulty of traditional computer programming languages.
kdrill helps people learn Japanese 'Kanji' characters. Its includes a multiple-choice Kanji quiz program that helps people learn Japanese characters with different guess formats and history options. It also has a suite of dictionary lookup functions. Words can be found using a variety of methods including Romaji, SKIP, four-corner, cut-n-paste, radical lookup, and English search.
sTeam provides a technical platform which allows groups of students, lecturers, and any other groups to construct and arrange their individual and cooperative learning and working space. It consists of an object-oriented server connected to a database, and Web, Java, and other (FTP, SMTP, IRC, etc.) clients. The server is event-driven and manages all user objects as well as the communication between the connected clients. Features that were different from most other cooperation tools is the self-organisation and self-administration by the members within the virtual environment.