[LON-CAPA-users] Can this be done in LON-CAPA?

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=3D2>I have actually done something like this for Science Olympiad. It is a=
 simple version, he would want to flesh out the data structure to give more=
 control.<br><br>He can Log in as Ace, pasword=3Dpassword, domain=3Dmonroe.=
 Select Chemistry, and look under Useful Files/Science Olympiad (I randomly=
 stuck it there). There are two pages, one to recognize the bird image/name=
 and one to recognize the bird's call.<br><br>The "database" is a hashed st=
ructure with links to the bird image and call.<br><br>In the Image/Name scr=
een, the student can subselect birds based on their Order. This makes it ea=
sier for them to get going, rather than dealing with the entire group of bi=
rds. The do a section at a time. The data structure could easily have Unit =
Number added, or other selection criteria.<br><br>The source should be open=
 source.<br><br>brew<br><div><br></div><font color=3D"#990099">-----lon-cap=
a-users-admin@mail.lon-capa.org wrote: -----<br><br></font><blockquote styl=
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2px solid #000000; margin-right: 0px;">To: &#8220;loncapa-users&#8220; <a c=
lass=3D"moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href=3D"mailto:lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.=
org">&lt;lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org&gt;</a><br>From: Mark Lucas <a cl=
ass=3D"moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href=3D"mailto:lucasm@ohio.edu">&lt;lucasm@oh=
io.edu&gt;</a><br>Sent by: <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href=3D"ma=
capa.org</a><br>Date: 01/20/2011 08:21AM<br>Subject: [LON-CAPA-users] Can t=
his be done in LON-CAPA?<br><br>Hi,<div><br></div><div>One of my colleagues=
 in a different department has an unusual request. He's</div><div>looking f=
or something that can do what will be described below. He's curious about</=
div><div>whether LON-CAPA can do this. My first reaction is &nbsp;- &nbsp;n=
o. But I'm curious if anyone has</div><div>ideas as to how this, or somethi=
ng close to it, &nbsp;could implemented using LC.</div><div>The other quest=
ion is whether anyone has run into testing software that can do something</=
div><div>like this.</div><div><br></div><div>Here's the request:</div><div>=
<br></div><div>"I'm looking for something that will programmatically draw d=
ata from a database and allow the drills/quizzes to be shaped via templates=
 that would be easily and quickly designed."<div><br></div><div>"Imagine a =
database of for an ornithology class. Each record is a bird. &nbsp;Fields i=
nclude &lt;common name&gt;, &lt;scientific name&gt; &lt;male (image)&gt; &l=
t;female (image)&gt; &lt;Mating call (audio)&gt; &lt;Alarm call (audio)&gt;=
 and maybe fields like &lt;Present in Unit #&gt;."</div><div><br></div><div=
>"A course designer (as opposed to programmer) could build a variety of tem=
plates: &nbsp;show common name, quiz on and validate against scientific nam=
e; &nbsp;play alarm call, quiz on and validate against male and female imag=
es. &nbsp;Then the instructor could pick a template and a range of data (e.=
g., &lt;Present in Unit #&gt; &#8804; 4, and the program would automaticall=
y drill the student on all records fitting those criteria."</div></div><div=
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