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Re: [school-discuss] XML Question bank server


What is the XML DTD or schema that you're using?

Secondly, do you have any kind of transformation tools (XSLT 'er whatever)
to make it come out in some kind of more accessible form?

Les Richardson

On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Douglas S. Blank wrote:

> 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
> http://dangermouse.brynmawr.edu/edventure/xml/
> Please let me know if you have ideas of other needs or other uses for the data.
> -Doug
> -- 
> Douglas S. Blank,       Assistant Professor         
> dblank@brynmawr.edu,          (610)526-6501
> Bryn Mawr College,  Computer Science Program
> 101 North Merion Ave,  Park Science Building
> Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 dangermouse.brynmawr.edu