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[seul-edu] New educational app

Doug posted this earlier, but my /home was full, so things screwed up.
Good thing I've got some redundancy in here to save messages...:)
Sorry to those who've already gotten this.

From: Doug Loss <dloss@suscom.net>
To: seul-edu@seul.org
CC: jeff.covey@pobox.com
Subject: New educational app
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 15:25:53 EST

Here's something I saw this afternoon on LinuxToday.  It's Learning Logic as
described below.  I'm not sure if it's OSS or commercial.  If anyone knows
more about it, please post it here.


The average Learning Logic Lab consists of a single Linux server. Students
work on X terminals running in 1024x768 mode connected to the server via a
10- or 100-base twisted-pair network. A PostScript-capable printer
automatically prints student homework and tests. A classroom modem allows
the NSCF to connect remotely to the server. A PPP connection to the server
can also be set up to assist the NSCF Support Team in diagnosing any
possible problems. The programs Maple and Reduce are used as an artificial
intelligence engine for evaluating a wide range of possible student

Learning Logic (L<B2>) is a highly interactive, computerized mathematics
program currently used to teach Algebra I, (Pre-algebra and Algebra II on a
limited basis). It presents lessons which are self-paced, is easily adapted
to individual students and generates homework and tests which are graded by
the computer and are based on the material covered by each individual
student. The Learning Logic Toolkit is easy to use and readily accessible
to students for self-discovery as well as teacher-directed activities. It
includes a user-friendly graphing calculator, a curve-fitting tool, an
interactive glossary, a scientific calculator and an interface to a
mathematical symbolic language manipulator. The program includes open-ended
questions, cooperative-learning activities and frequent real-world
applications. In addition, Learning Logic randomly generates appropriate
explanatory material and problems. This ensures that students are not
presented the same screens when they are asked to repeat a concept they did
not understand or when they choose to review. L<B2> is updated often during
the school year to reflect changes suggested by teachers and students who
are able to communicate directly with the developers via electronic mail
incorporated into the program. 

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