Yacapaca teachers' authoring module in Beta The authoring module of Yacapaca is now in 'Beta'. If you fancy playing around with a really leading-edge elearning system over the Summer, let me know. To the best of my knowledge, Yacapaca is the only system that lets you create, set, mark and monitor your own tests and assessments, all online, completely without charge. To request inclusion in the Beta programme, simply email me ian_gs[at]chalkface.com. Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here are the authoring instructions (PDF) to download. From Chalkface: Blog on July 17, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..

Teachers' book recommendations Inspired by Tim O'Reilly's dictum "Take the intelligence of all your users and put it in the interface", I've asked my colleague Nataly to adapt Amazon's "Customers who bought" feature for the Chalkface site as "Teachers who bought..." This is what's known as an 'implicit recommendation engine'. The theory is that by looking at what other teachers think (i.e. tapping their intelligence), you will be more quickly guided to resources that are like From Chalkface: Blog on July 17, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..

Fun With Arabic This site includes an alphabet lesson with a catchy song, some grammar lessons, an online quiz and many external links. Information about a CD-Rom with additional exercises is also available. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

MIT OpenCourseWare: Linear Algebra Video Lectures This site provides a series of Professor Strang's Class Linear Algebra Lecture Videos. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

Mathematical Slide Shows and Streaming Videos This site contains streaming video lectures broken down into topics in algebra concepts, limits, derivatives, integrations, infinite series, vectors, finance, linear algebra and differential equations. A few slide shows are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

Jim Loy's Mathematics Page This site provides resource materials pertaining to areas such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and precalculus. Topics featured include sequences and series, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, complex numbers, fractals, chaos, and number theory. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus This site offers terms and formulas in a mathematical dictionary appropriate for students taking algebra and calculus courses. The main page contains an A to Z clickable menu displaying all of the terms in the site's dictionary that begin with that particular letter. This site is an interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples from beginning algebra to calculus. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

The Function Institute This site is designed to help pre-algebra, algebra, and trigonometry students better understand algebraic and trigonometric functions. The function is introduced and defined, while the domain and range are demonstrated with graphics and java applets. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 17, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

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