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.
Klen-library is a program for creating electronic books. It consists of three modules, for editing books, reading books, and creating tests. It offers password protection of every book and the editing mode. The print function makes it self-sufficient, as it allows creation of books without using third-party text editors. It uses SQLite, so you don't have to install a database server. It can export to the XWB, HTML, TXT, PDF, PostScript, and RTF formats, and can import from XWB, HTML, and TXT.
Shelk-test is a program for creating tests for students. Tests take up just three modules: creation, testing, and reporting. Shelk-test can insert images into all types of questions, making it possible to create a question such as "What is shown in the picture?" All tests are stored centrally in a SQLite database, increasing reliability and allowing you to have a database file without having to install a database server.
OpenClass is a simple solution for class control. It provides multicast screen projection (sending the teacher's screen to all of the students), student attention requests (blocking student activities and asking them to look at teacher), viewing of all student screens at once, direct messaging to students, file and URL sharing, computer shutdown, access control for specific classes, and support for multi-seat configurations and multiple clients per machine. For students it provides automatic teacher discovery via broadcast, "raise hand" functionality, and automatic handling of network saturation and disconnection events.
DoudouLinux is a system specially designed for children 2 years and up. It is available as Live CDs and USB keys as well as ARM images. The main goals are to be as easy to use as a game console, provide as many kid-oriented applications as possible (currently around 50), drive small children into mastering computer use from age 2, be natively in child-friendly language without any action, be simple for Dad and Mom too (no administration, no updates; it’s a read-only system). It includes Web content filtering.
new-words is a script that helps you to control your vocabulary and find unknown words in texts before you start to read them. It is intended to be run in a console; the interactive part of the work is done by means of a text editor (vim by default). It features: words frequency information about words in a text; users vocabulary control; support for several languages; dictionary software integration; and the ability to make notes for unknown words.
DotNetWikiBot Framework is a full-featured client API with a console interface that allows you to build programs and Web robots easily to manage information on MediaWiki-powered sites. DotNetWikiBot Framework is intended to help with many complicated and routine tasks of wiki site development and maintenance. Any .NET language can be used to access DotNetWikiBot library functions. Only minimal programming skills are required to make bots with DotNetWikiBot Framework.
Fresh Memory is an application that helps you to learn large amounts of any material with Spaced Repetition method. The most important subject is learning foreign words, but Fresh Memory can also e used to learn anything else. Other examples are country's capitals and flags, chemical elements, mathematical formulas, and technical terms. The learning data is stored as flash cards and dictionaries: sets of cards. The flash cards may have several fields, and the user controls what combination of fields to learn. The flash cards can have formatted text and images. The look of flash cards and studying parameters are can be flexibly adjusted.
TheCurves is an application that plots a parameterized family of curves based on algebraic formulas specified by the user. It is meant as an educational tool for mathematics, physics, and engineering. When the program is run as an applet in a Web page, the plot parameters and formulas are configurable by HTML and dynamically scriptable, so that the applet can be initialized to present a specific plot when the page is opened or to change plots when the user clicks on a control in the Web page.