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.
QuizComposer is a system for quiz composition/presentation/response-evaluation on the Web in any language. It features many response types to questions (checkbox clicks, number intervals, character patterns/regular expressions, ordered and unordered sets, and subsets), re-presentation of incorrectly answered questions with/without hints, test quizzes for limited groups, and packaging of quizzes and sets of quizzes for transportation and exchange.
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.
Loro is an open system intended to help beginners learn programming. It uses its own programming language and includes an integrated development environment system focused on first-year students. The language features a "specify, then implement" methodology; you have to specify a task before writing any implementation (algorithm). Specification is an explict, compilable construction to make a contract between suppliers and clients, and can be implemented in either Loro or Java (via BeanShell). The IDE features support for test-driven developing, syntax highlighting, and automatic HTML documentation generation and visualization.