Global Education and Learning
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
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...
on Mar 6, 2005
Larry has been with the Sun Education team as the Global Group Manager for Primary/Secondary Education for the past few years, and I am excited that he will bring his expertise to drive the ongoing development of the GELC.
As Global Group Manager for Primary/Secondary Education, Larry was responsbible for Sun's K-12 strategy and solution partnerships. In this capacity he and his team managed...
on Jan 31, 2005
The Global Education and Learning Community welcomes more great projects. This time we have
Take a look at these great new projects and join them if you can help them out.
A toolkit for producing educational simulations.
The JeLSIM toolkit facilitates the creation of educational simulations. The process of creating a...
on Jan 31, 2005
I meant to get this one out earlier but I got distracted with getting our
JDLs and TCKs
out and I forgot. Tomorrow [Wednesday (Dec 15th) at 10 am PT (GMT - 8)] Anita and Ramesh are giving a free webinar at
JavaOne Online. You can register from the link at JavaOne Online,
or directly at this
link (if I got the URL right).
I rediscovered JavaOne Online a few months ago, and I think it is...
on Dec 14, 2004
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...
on Dec 14, 2004
It's time to welcome new projects into the community. They need help and volunteers to get things going. Please email there owners and ask how you can help.
Here are the links and descriptions to the latest additions to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). Please look through the summaries (from their project page). If you find something interesting, join their projects and help...
on Dec 8, 2004
Many more projects have been added to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at java.net. Again we have quite a mix from a student's exploration into Java, a Tapestry project and even an attempt to create a web interface in the style of one of my favorite BBC programs "Connections" (have James Burke drop me an email if you know him). Take a look and see if there is a project you are...
on Dec 8, 2004
First, this is about as remote a blog as I have ever done. I am currently outside Johannesburg in South Africa. Sadly I am pre-paying for broadband by the hour and need to keep logging out of the internet connection. I am here to teach UML to business analysts. So far, South Africa looks a bit like North Texas. Not the out in the prairie Texas, but the urban city part of Texas, so not really a...
on Nov 27, 2004
Me: Hi, my name is David, and I've been a professional Java programmer for four years.
Everyone: Hi, David.
Yes, it was just a little over four years ago that I made the jump from the legacy mainframe world into the magical world of Java and the Internet. Prior to the summer of 2000, I spent practically my entire career writing programs for the airline reservation industry, using a dialect of...
on Oct 29, 2004
Graduation in the Global Education & Learning Community is upon us again. This time the fare is aimed at helping teachers teach with visualization tools. In addition, we have the New2Java project for newbie Java developers. The graduated project's descriptions and links are listed below.
Rin'G - A non-intrusive tool for the study of graph algorithms
Rin'G is an environment for the study...
on Oct 27, 2004
This week we are getting another wide range of new projects from converting the Hibernate documents into Portuguese to a project to help high school girls to learn Java. Check out the project descriptions below and join the ones that interest you.
girlsjavacafe - The Girls' Java Cafe is for high school females learning Java
The Girls' Java Cafe is a female-only...
on Oct 11, 2004
Having spent many years in Hong Kong, I'm always looking to see how the gaming frontier is being pushed forward when I get the chance to return. I have to admit I did miss the odd Calculus class to visit my favorite games arcade.
On my last trip I took some time out to venture around my old haunts in Mong Kok where I was shocked to find one of the biggest arcades that occupied an entire basement...
on Oct 8, 2004
This week we are getting another wide range of new projects from supporting education to robotics. Check out the project descriptions below and join the ones that interest you.
CheckME - easy knowledge testing
CheckME system for easy knowledge testing. Includes test preparation, test process and administration.'
edumis - Make a serious of java class for exam administration....
on Sep 29, 2004
No child held back! It's the war cry from Sun Microsystem's Scott McNealy at the first meeting of the Education and Learning Community's first advisory board meeting.
I have to admit, Sun is becomming a very different place to me. Meeting at the Executive Briefing Center on the Sun campus starts out like you expect, all business. But then things really get going when Scott McNeally entered the...
on Sep 28, 2004
Behind The Scenes of Project Looking Glass by Will Iverson -- Project Looking Glass, highlighted in Scott McNealy's JavaOne keynote, is a 3D desktop environment that uses Java and hardware graphics acceleration to deliver a new kind of user experience. And now, it's open source. Will Iverson interviewed lead developer Hideya Kawahara to learn more about the project.
on Jul 29, 2004
It's graduation time! The following projects have graduated from the incubator. Below are t descriptions of the projects:
Projects.edu-jelc. edu-research. cve
CVE visual sentence
CVE (Cooperative Visual Environment) is a software platform able to build new computational-user environments. Each environment is composed by software "agent": Excutors, Observers and...
on Jul 28, 2004
I'm impressed that people can blog while attending JavaOne. My head's just clearing up from all the new ideas slamming into the old ones. To relax on the way home, I started stitching generics into JDigraph, a general library for representing directed graphs. The effort mostly went smoothly, with a few hiccups.
The documentation for generics in the jdk 1.5 beta is pretty thin. "This...
on Jul 14, 2004
Java is taking the lead in education
systems development. It's easy to build and deploy fairly
sophisticated applications that can be well supported. Another reason
for choosing Java is its flexibility with respect to frameworks.
Frameworks are important in education systems and particularly
eLearning because the functional models the systems are trying to
address are unknown. How can you design...
on Jul 14, 2004
I am at JavaOne, again! It is great to be a JavaOne Alumni, but it is interesting because of the changes we see from prior years. The Java 1.5 release is one of the bigger things to happen. Most of the conferences I have been to have had new version of Java, but this is a much bigger jump. Java has always suffered from a lack of templates and other syntactic sugar, but it is finally here....
on Jun 29, 2004