Diogenes is a tool for searching and browsing the Latin and ancient Greek texts published on CD-ROM by the Packard Humanities Institute and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. It comes as an easy-to-install stand-alone application for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, based on the Firefox browser (i.e. Xulrunner). Alternatively, it can be installed by a network administrator as a server on a local network, and users then access it via an ordinary Web browser. There is also a command-line tool which can optionally format output as LaTeX instead of HTML.
Jmol is a Free, Open Source molecule viewer and editor. It is a collaboratively developed visualization and measurement tool for chemical scientists. Jmol is an active project, and there are new features being added to it on a daily basis. Users are encouraged to modify it to fit their needs and to contribute their changes to the project.
OnlineCourse is a Zope Product that allows you to implement a web based distance learning application. Main features include an online chat classroom, message board, upload of course materials from MSWord .doc files, log of student participation, and provisions for assignment entry, homework entry, and grading.
quizpool is a system for administering quizzes. The quizzes can be selected from pools of questions, written in "Question Definition Language", according to rules written in "Quiz Definition Language". When a user starts a session, they are presented with a menu of quizzes available. A quiz can then be selected and completed. If the user has not taken that quiz before, the number of chances they are given to take that quiz is randomly generated from the quiz pools for that quiz. This provides an even (or changing) mix of difficult, medium, and easy questions through the various attempts. All output is created from editable HTML template files, which are separate from the program code. This was developed under Apache and Boa.
Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.