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.
Translation is a Web-based language teacher's tool. It allows you to add sentences and their correct translations to a database via a browser, choose from the database which sentences to 'serve' to a group or an individual student, give a header and a footer text to the prepared translation and activate it for use, and add students to the database. The students can browse to their part of Translation, log in, and do their excercise. When students have completed their task, a message is sent to them and their teacher containing the original sentences and the correct translation by the teacher and the pupil's version. The Administrator of Tranlation can add teachers to the database and modify the language.php file to the desired language, visible in the browser by everyone. It has language support for Dutch, English, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish.
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.
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.
GenChemLab is an OpenGL-based application intended to simulate several common general chemistry laboratory exercises. It is meant to be used to help students prepare for actual lab experience. Supported experiments include titration, calorimetry, freezing point depression, vapor pressure, electrochemistry, and spectrophotometry.
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.
EZ Reusable Objects (EZRO) is a Web application that can be used by non-technical staff to manage content as "objects." Content objects containing text, video, and audio can be shared, modified, and re-styled to appear via a traditional Web site, an on-line course, an innovative "Coach," or as a community of interest site. It is highly scalable and can be used for public Web sites, secure environments, and private intra/extranets.