[LON-CAPA-dev] New libraries, etc - need to install for CVS Head

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 07:56:18 -0400


On Apr 3, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Mark Lucas wrote:
> Out of curiosity, what does this buy us pedagogically?

Nothing, just logistics - doing LON-CAPA offline, but then be able to  
immediately upload the answers.

> Does this allow you to create a pdf form that students can fill in
> remotely? Would this be used on tests? Assignments?


Germany has nice public transportation, and students asked for a means  
to be able to work on homework on their laptops while offline in a bus  
or train, and then readily upload it.

For tests, one could give them on offline machines (so students cannot  
browse the web, chat, send email, instant message, etc), and then  
upload the stuff when done.

- Gerd.