Piggydb is a flexible and scalable knowledge building platform that supports a heuristic or bottom-up approach to discover new concepts or ideas based on your input. You can begin with using it as a flexible outliner, diary or notebook, and as your database grows, Piggydb helps you to shape or elaborate your own knowledge. Piggydb is a Web application provided as a self-contained package that contains a Web server and database engine.
JLearner is a Java-based Japanese character and vocabulary learning tool. It is mainly in German, and comes with vocabulary packages for the ikkyuu level 1 (highest "Japanese as a foreign language test"). It was written for university students who have be firm with all 2000 jouyou Kanji.
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.
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.
CodeApplet is a Java-based client-server system that is meant to be used for teaching computer programming online. It may be used with any language for which an appropriate Java class is written, and adding a new interpreter requires no recompilation of the main binaries. Users connect to different coding sessions on the server. Every session has one editor at a time, elected by privileged operators or the current editor. This editor may control a shared language interpreter and edit source files while the other users watch in realtime. Some languages also support local interpreters for personal experiments.