adept is a system for developing short courses for users needing to learn specific skills or knowledge. adept provides JIT ("just in time") learning, in contrast to the more usual "just in case" learning. It can be used as an intranet application to propagate knowledge to employees, or to educate customers via your homepage.
Duck is Web-based system for practice testing and quizzing. Instructors can create multiple-choice, short answer, and 'extended response' questions. Unique feedback can be provided for up to 10 potential student responses. Duck is based on constructivist teaching and learning ideals.
SAGU, which is a portuguese acronym for "Sistema Aberto de Gestão Unificada", was originaly designed to automate all of what that happens between a student and their Educational Institution. This relationship happens at the academic, financial and administrative levels, and SAGU has subsystems dedicated to these levels. SAGU can be tailored to fit the needs of any Educational Institution.
ILIAS is a platform for Web-based training. It is being developed at the University of Cologne, in Germany, using PHP and MySQL. It has been available since September 2000 as open software software under the GPL. The system's core is an authoring tool for creating courses. Other main components include personal desktops, a mail system, newsgroups, a group system, and system administration.
The aim of the PicoForge project (previously known as PicoLibre) is to provide a set of high level libre software applications that are well integrated in order to provide a collaborative "forge". It makes it easy to deploy a collaborative work platform for developing software or hosting other collaborative activities. Having started (as PicoLibre) in an educational context, PicoForge is now a quite generic platform, comparable (but sometimes less advanced) to other *-Forge software platforms. It groups several high-level applications like phpGroupware, Sympa, TWiki, Subversion, and CVS.
Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
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.