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[school-discuss] XML Question bank server
Earlier this year, there was a flury of activity on this list about XML and
EduML, and I promised to make available a database of questions that I and
others have been building over the last few years.
I'm not sure what became of the other XML projects, but I have finally gotten
the first draft of the question bank server in place. The questions come from
Edventure, a course management system with an integrated quiz/exam/survey
module. But, of course, one of the virtues of open source (and open content)
is that data can head off in directions never imagined by the originators.
Currently, there is a 50 question limit per query to the interactive web
interface. I'll be adding an interface for automated synchronization and query
for those that want access to the entire data base (currently, about 3,000
questions). Most of the questions come from computer science, but there are
some other categories, too. Mostly they are about "computer skills" but there
are some on "artificial intelligence" and "programming languages", etc.
You can find the web database interface at
Please let me know if you have ideas of other needs or other uses for the data.
Douglas S. Blank, Assistant Professor
Bryn Mawr College, Computer Science Program
101 North Merion Ave, Park Science Building
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 dangermouse.brynmawr.edu