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Global Education and Learning

In the last CEJUG - Café com Tapioca, I introduced Cejug-Classifieds as a project designed to be a study-case for the J2EE community. The aim of the project is to allow university students to test their subjects on an alive project, taking advantage of collaborative effort in a real J2EE test bed. The reduced scope and some didactical strategies serve as guidance to students and are also a way...
on Feb 19, 2006
The Learning Federation, a non-profit governmental initiative of Australia and New Zealand, has created remarkable Web-based materials for grades P-10. About 120 learning objects cover math, science, basic literacy and creativity, and are mostly in the form of Flash games. An additional 40 are for teaching foreign languages -- specifically Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian -- to English-speaking...
on Jan 27, 2006
Learning Java platform is a process. Some JUG Petropolis members and me have been teaching Java platform for five years free of charge in an academic environment. Our focus is to help somebody in a academic community, who wants to learn Java. I always describe a strategy to make sure that students can continue to learn Java effectively. Here's How: Remember that learning Java platform is a...
on Dec 28, 2005
There are two ways you can tell if there is a change in the wind. The first is that the CEO on the golf course is talking about it. The second is when you can get College credit. Well open source software has come of age based on that measure with a certificate in Open Source Technology. Brian Koontz created the Open Source Technology certificate program at North Lake College in Irving Texas...
on Nov 17, 2005
Although I've been a core developer for a significant part of my career, I do often come in contact with the business-types who drone on about requirements while the eager-to-please IT shop keeps saying yes to even the most unfathomable requests. After all the yes's have been nodded and all the necessary hands shaken, the Project Manager brings a steep pile of 8.5 x 11's to the developers along...
on Nov 8, 2005
Once again, a fine crop of great projects in the Global Education and Learning Community. This time we have some normal fare for our community in terms of math with Algebra and Path Planning plus study aids and teacher aids with a Study Buddy and an Open Gradebook. We also have a student working on a programming assignment, an educational web site, and an online exam. But this time we also...
on Oct 6, 2005
I've been to quite a few conferences and symposiums lately, and I must say that JavaZone 2005 was one of the best. It had the right mix of in-depth talks, range, great attendees, and a smattering of vendors and exhibits. It also had a classy feel, which I'm always fond of :-). Topics included Spring, JSF, Ajax, SOA, EJBs, design and management areas, and more. The selection of speakers was top-...
on Sep 27, 2005
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 with a couple of other people - Tor Norbye and Carl Quinn. This is excellent news and an initial podcast has been released, featuring an interview with Rob Hardwood from JetBrains. As of today, I noticed that you can subscribe to The Java Posse via...
on Sep 26, 2005
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. If you've not heard of it before, the JavaCast was a podcast dedicated to news and views within the Java industry. I say "was" because after only a few episodes, the JavaCast has been discontinued. On the whole the JavaCast was pretty good. Released on a weekly basis, it...
on Sep 19, 2005
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. The projects are from around the world and include Viet Nam, USA, China, and Brazil. Here are summaries of each of the projects. Click the link below to read more on the details from each of...
on Sep 7, 2005
Greg Barton has created what I think is the first project in the GELC and possibly in all of Java.net that might be the first Java software you would find in the art classroom. Conceived by a professional artist and a very smart Java developer, this open source and non-commercial application is available to anyone that wants to use it. This software could make its way to your local high school...
on Aug 11, 2005
As I mentioned in an earlier post, at JavaOne this year I'll be presenting a Birds-of-the-Feather session on Monday night (June 27th) at 9:30pm, entitled "The JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". I'll be talking about who the players, products, and organizations involved in the JSF community are, what they are doing, and how the community is growing. (You can view a detailed description at the JavaOne...
on Jun 25, 2005
Project Graduation and Project Spotlight Interview with John Reynolds, project owner of TapestryWebcomponentExamples One of the cool things about the Global education and Learning Community (GELC) is that we promote education of developers by fellow developers. In this case, John Reynolds, project owner of TapestryWebcomponentExamples, has offered up his time to manage examples concentrating...
on May 23, 2005
Project Spotlight Interview with Ahmet Akin of project Zemberek. Project Name: Zemberek Summary: Turkish NLP library and Open Office Turkish Spellchecker Plugin Owner Names: Ahmet Akin & Mehmet Dundar AKIN City: Hato Rey, San Juan Country: Puerto Rico Tell us a little about yourself. I am 31 years old and originally an Electronics and Communications engineer. I worked in very...
on May 14, 2005
Have you ever wished there was real focus on open source at JavaOne? Well, we have heard the call and are putting open source on stage all week long at JavaOne. Every day in the JavaOne Pavilion we are running mini talks on projects in the java.net community. The talks will be about 20 minutes long and run throughout the day. We will have a plasma display and seating for the audience in what is...
on May 13, 2005
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...
on Apr 29, 2005
I came across a disturbing factoid this morning: "U.S. students earlier this month made their worst showing in the 29-year history of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest." By pure coincidence, I had a chat last week with a friend who is an adjunct professor at a well known university. For some reason the topic drifted towards discussing the relevancy of computer science...
on Apr 19, 2005
Mike Clark is on to something. If you know Mike, this won't come as a surprise to you. If you don't know Mike, you should start reading his blog, and this entry in particular. Go ahead and take a look at it now. I'll wait. Yes, I know he's talking about Ruby, as well as unit testing, two topics that are pretty much guaranteed to raise the ire of some of the regulars on this site. After all, we'...
on Mar 30, 2005
I came across Robocode a few years ago and was instantly delighted. On first glance, Robocode is an arcade game. Robot tanks roam a virtual battlefield in search of combat and blasting away at any opponent that they encounter. Unlike traditional arcade games, the "player" is not in direct control of his weapons; the tanks are autonomous, controlled only by the event-driven algorithms written (...
on Mar 21, 2005
Project Jatse, owned by Eric Brown-Munoz is an open source (Lesser General Public License) set of tools for teaching, learning and playing with algebra. The goal is to provide a broad range of symbolic algebra functionality that is missing in the open source community. This project is targeted at the mathematics used in high school, although these classes can be extended to cover either...
on Mar 6, 2005