IMathAS (Internet Mathematics Assessment System) is a Web-based math testing and homework system. It is a light course/learning management system and testing system, similar to and inspired by WebWork and WIMS, and similar to textbook-bundled systems like iLrn and MathXL. It requires a browser with MathML and SVG support such as Firefox 1.5 or IE6 with plugins.
FenestrOs Edu is a shell script meant to be run on a fresh Mandriva One 2006 installation. It sets up everything that is needed for a LTSP terminal server for schools, including support for existing Windows clients to connect to the server, workstation device and sound support, a proxy server, an iptables based firewall, a ready-to-use intranet, educational software, OpenOffice, and other office productivity software. It has a specially designed graphical interface that catagorizes the software by its use rather than what it is called.
OpticalRayTracer analyzes systems of lenses. It uses optical principles and a virtual optical bench to predict the behavior of many kinds of ordinary and exotic lens types. It includes an easy-to-use interface that allows the user to rearrange the optical configuration by simply dragging lenses around using the mouse. It fully analyzes lens optical properties, including refraction and dispersion. The dispersion display uses color-coded light beams to simplify interpretation of the results.
Yet Another Time Machine is a command line Ogg Vorbis and MPEG audio player with the ability to control the tempo of playback without changing the pitch. Primary usage would be to listen (for example) to audio books at 150% tempo. This is still understandable and saves time, hence the name of the program.
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.
contraccions validates word contractions in the Catalan language. Word contractions in Catalan spelling are very complex and the function enclosed in this package allows a spellchecker to warn about wrong expressions and to suggest something to correct them. It returns a code to indicate the type of the error and the location of the error in the expression, and allows a spellchecker to perform incremental validation.