EZ Reusable Objects (EZRO) is a Web application that can be used by non-technical staff to manage content as "objects." Content objects containing text, video, and audio can be shared, modified, and re-styled to appear via a traditional Web site, an on-line course, an innovative "Coach," or as a community of interest site. It is highly scalable and can be used for public Web sites, secure environments, and private intra/extranets.
GenChemLab is an OpenGL-based application intended to simulate several common general chemistry laboratory exercises. It is meant to be used to help students prepare for actual lab experience. Supported experiments include titration, calorimetry, freezing point depression, vapor pressure, electrochemistry, and spectrophotometry.
Lambda is an interactive Lambda calculus interpreter. It reduces lambda expressions and converts them into the S, K, and I combinators (ext). It has the ability to associate names with lambda expressions (def), load definitions from a file (load), and list current definitions (list). Lambda expressions representing integers are automatically defined as needed. Many interesting combinators are provided in a definition file. Various settings are provided to influence the way reduction and extraction are performed (set). A short manual is provided showing how lambda works.
DansTuner is a program to tell you if you are playing a pitch in tune. Major features include automatic discovery of which note you are trying to play (good for trumpet, singer, etc.), the ability to play a guide tone at a configurable volume, a graphical moving "needle" with a red/green display and detail about how flat or sharp you are, and an easily configurable background noise threshold.
Whiteboard is a fully-featured integrated courseware system targeted toward colleges and universities. It supports multiple departments and courses including cross- listed courses, simple migration of courses to new semesters, grade storage, checking, and calculation, assignment submission, testing, and retrieval, documents, announcements, and discussion boards. It is written using PHP and MySQL, and is administrable through its Web interface.
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.
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.