LON-CAPA (The LearningOnline Network with CAPA) is a learning content and course management system. It offers an underlying shared content pool from which instructors across departmental and institutional boundaries can assemble granular learning content for their courses. It has strong assessment capabilities, both formative (homework and in-class using wireless PDAs) and summative (online and bubblesheet exams), with a one-source multiple-target strategy for the content. It offers students portfolio space in which they can stage materials for submission to projects, and provides a number of tools for synchronous and asynchronous student-student and student-faculty communication. LON-CAPA scales well with number of students, as load-balancing is possible across the whole network of servers at participating institutions.
Asymptopia Crossword Builder (Math/Text) is an application that runs in any modern Web browser, but does not require an Internet connection (if it is installed locally). The application was designed to allow teachers to quickly produce well-designed, challenging activities. The application features a configuration panel where the user can either enter their own word-hint pairs, or generate math-crossword problems via a single button. The math functionality generates word:hint pairs like: "four:7/x-3/8=11/8", where the hint corresponds to the problem, and the student would write the letters "four" in the corresponding boxes of the puzzle.
Checky is a document validation and analysis extension for Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape. It provides an easy-to-use interface to many free and commercial online validation and analysis services. It allows the user to validate, analyze, view, and inspect documents containing HTML, XHTML, CSS, RDF, RSS, XML, P3P, hyperlinks, metadata, and many more. It can check Section 508 and WAI compliance of documents with many helpful services. It can help in the design, development, and maintenance of accessible documents for a semantic web.
Jaffa (Java Application Framework For All) is an enterprise-focused Java framework for rapid application development. It provides a complete Java Web application development stack, extending exsiting projects like Tomcat and Struts at the frontend with MVC-based web widgets, all the way through to a high-performance lightweight O/R persistence engine, with plenty of rich features in between including rules engines, declarative application, and data security. In addition to the runtime framework, there is a suite of component templates and other tools for rapid application development, including a TogetherSoft plug-in for UML intergration.
CookiePie is a Firefox extension enabling you to maintain different cookies storage in different tabs and windows. You can open multiple Gmail/Yahoo Mail accounts in different tabs and windows simultaneously. Developers can use CookiePie to test their Web software with different application users without the need to open different browsers.
Software Engineering Environment (SEE) provides an information manufacturing platform for software development. It makes information sharing very convenient by allowing all information to be customized dynamically and letting users modify or add their own information structures at any time. It provides various predefined selections for information attributes that correspond to information manufacturing patterns. Although designed for software development, it could be used for managing any information, including book registries, personnel lists, and financial reports.