Global Education and Learning
From those clicker devices we see in modern classrooms to math, teacher aids and study tools, the GELC is happy to welcome eight new projects. Click for more, but here is a summary of what's new this week.
clicker - Open source "clicker" implementation
Monos - Monos Algebra Software
papaf - Path Planning Framework
CLEW - Collegiate Educational Website (CLEW)
StudyBuddy - Mindmapping, essay organiser, revison scheduler
wordsearchpuzzle - A project for a programming class
OnlineExamination - A user friendly exam
Open-Gradebook - A easy to use, non-intrusive grading system for teachers.
It's been a little over a week since I returned from JavaZone 2005 in Oslo, Norway. I must say, it was an excellent conference, and not only did I enjoy speaking, but I also enjoyed the conference itself.
After I wrote about the JavaCast being discontinued, Dick Wall got in contact to tell me about a new Java podcast that he was putting together.
Having just come back from holiday, I fired up iTunes hoping to get a new JavaCast that I could listen to on the way to work. Unfortunately, this wasn't going to be the case.
The Global Education and Learning Community continues to grow. Again we have a wide range from student-based exploration, teaching tools, Chinese language learning to an innovative healthcare application (using JXTA). The projects are from around the world and include Viet Nam, USA, China, and Brazil. Read on for more information about all of these cool projects.
Greg Barton has created what I think is the first project in the GELC you would find in the art classroom. Right now the software is already used by a professional artists and five middle school art classrooms . Take a look at the TilePile Project too and if you think it is cool as I do, look up your art teacher and send them Greg's way.
This year at JavaOne, I'll be hosting a BOF on JavaServer Faces, and also speaking at the Oracle booth about JSF.
John Reynolds, project owner of TapestryWebcomponentExamples, has has a great project to host examples on Jakarta's Tapestry's Java Web Components . The Global education and Learning Community (GELC) is graduating the project from our incubator, so we sat down with John to talk about his project and to learn a little about himself.
This week we are talking Ahmet Akin from project Zemberek. The project is concerned with the Natural Language Processing (NLP) of the Turkish language. The first product of this is a Open Office Spellchecker plugin for the Turkish language.
We are putting your open source projects on stage all week long at JavaOne. But not just your favorites, but the ones "you" run and participate with here at Java.net. Every day in the JavaOne Pavilion we are running mini talks on projects in the java.net community.... That means if you or your buddies run a project on Java.net or move a project to Java.net real soon, you can probably get to talk about it. All you need to do is pick a time and propose it on the Community Corner wiki . Read on for more info.
We have another crop of new projects in in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). This week we have a system to publish theses, a Bliki written in Java, a Java Exam simulator, masters thesis investigating an agent-based privacy directive, a recorder that watches you work and listens to your speech, a compression database, language parser, and a purchase calculator. Take a look at these great projects and lend a hand to help them start.
jrapido - Simple Java Bliki (Blog+Wikki)
JMockgen - Online Mock Simulator
Information-Agents - Investigating needed software for an active privacy directive
Copycat - A notepad that records writing and speaking
Compression - Compression of files to a database
CNLangParser - CN Language parser
Checkboxes - Display currency
Read on for more details on these projects
U.S. students earlier this month made their worst showing in the 29-year history of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
A good idea in any language is still a good idea.
The ability to develop autonomous robot warriors transforms Robocode from a mindless shoot-em-up video game to an excellent tool for teaching programming and deductive reasoning.
Project Jatse, is an open source tool targeted at the mathematics used in high school, although these classes can be extended to cover either more or less advanced math. The project is currently in its initial release on java.net within the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). Read on for more information on this project, its owner, and what the future plans are.
We have four new projects in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). This time we have a prompter system for English and Turkish, healthcare framework, a simulation of Unix, and a remote desktop controller for a J2ME cell phone. Take a look at the descriptions below and click on the links to join these projects and help out.
BelletMen - An English-Turkish Prompter System
javahealth - A framework and toolset to facilitate building healthcare-related applications. Includes a library to manage healthcare concepts and processes and an architecture to build information sharing applications, as well as some basic (but functional) implementations.
JEmuX attempts to be a simulation of a common UNIX environment that runs as a normal Java application.
Larry Nelson joins Global Education and Learning Community as Senior Group Manager managing this exciting and growing community.
The Global Education and Learning Community welcomes more great projects. Take a look at these great new projects and join them if you can help them out.
What is here this time? Here is a summary:
JeLSIM is one of the amazing projects which lets students and teachers simulate just about everything from chemistry and physics, to astronomy and biology. The tools are mature and this just marks their move to open source.
Liber is a research laboratory at Pernambuco's Federal University. Liber has multiple projects: Macunayna, a multimidia Electronic Document Management System. Pernambuco's Annals: a textual database. Theses compilations. Sonora which deals with sound files.
Recuitment project is to develop tools to select the eligible candidates for developer recruitment.
Javahttpservera is a student project to develop a Java-based HTTP server.
Do you know about JavaOne Online? It has all the J1 sessions from '02, '03 and '04, including some that were not presented at J1, plus webinars and extra presentations. And there is a JWSDP 1.5 webinar tomorrow! (Wed Dec 15th)
Two more projects have been added to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at java.net. This week we have a new project based on JXTA P2P for bioinformatics. The second project is neural networks that will help categorize poems after their authors. Take a look and see if there is a project you are interested in and email the owners on how you can help out. Remember this is a community and participation is what this place is all about.