Lernstick Exam Environment is a live Linux distribution with a focus on exam situations, usually installed on USB sticks. To provide up-to-date software choice on a solid base, it uses a combination of Debian stable with official and custom backports. Access to local storage media (internal hard drive, other USB storage media) or network access is prohibited per default, but certain network connections (e.g., to network printers or websites) can be allowed in a whitelist.
eXaminator generates multiple choice exams for use with LaTeX. A collection of questions in a simple plain text format must be supplied. After specifying how many questions should be taken from each collection file, it will choose from them randomly and maintains a history (in a hidden file in the local directory) to guarantee that questions are reused as seldom as possible. Questions can also include pictures.
SLD Calculator is a GUI to calculate the characteristics of chemical compounds, especially the Neutron and X-Ray scattering length densities that are often required to know in scattering experiments. Furthermore, it offers internationalization support and is capable of switching the language at runtime.
Voca is a vocabulary trainer for foreign languages. It allows you to create and manage your own word lists and share them online. You can make word lists for any language or for other things you want to memorize. It lets you do different types of exercises, including grammar, pronunciation, and picture tests. It lets you take tests with open answers, self-check, or multiple choice. Voca has support for multiple translations of a single word.
FlashCardPrinter is a lean framework for printing flash cards. Flash cards help you learn your vocabulary or similar things that can be described in a few words. Flash cards are typically used in a flash card box according to the Leitner System. Each of the cards contains a question on the front side and the answer on the back side. You check the knowledge of each cards several times with increasing time between.
Omnitux aims to provide various educational activities based on multimedia elements (images, sounds, and text). Possible activity types are associations, puzzles, counting activities, etc. There is support for multiple languages and multiple screen resolutions (by using SVG vector graphic files and high quality bitmap files). Omnitux activities are described in XML files, so it is possible to create new activities without modifying the program.
The GradeCalculator is a tool to calculate your personal final study grade (for a bachelor's or master's degree). The GradeCalculator helps you easily compute your average grades per semester, to monitor your academic performance, and to check your final grade calculated by the university. It's available in 15 different languages and can be customized for your university by editing XML files.
Mediabird allows students to document and review their study effort using a collaborative notepad. The Web2.0 application allows for taking notes on a personal notepad. A virtual text marker allows the students to highlight their notes and ask questions about the highlighted parts. The sharing feature allows study groups to share and discuss their notes as well as questions they have created. By-and-by, the students collect answers to the questions. Pairs of questions and answers are collected in a card box that allows for memorizing the important facts later on (e.g. for an exam or presentation). The program is also available as a Moodle activity.