Learning object farms in mathematics and natural sciences

John B. Stav, Trond M. Thorseth, Joan Lu

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The proposed Learning Object Farms (LOF) use XML and MathML to offer web-based large scale on demand production of classes of graphical Learning Objects (LO) to be used in mathematics and natural sciences. Dedicated LO is easily produced/reproduced, explored, used and terminated on the fly when needed. LOF offers homogenous mechanisms for interactive heterogeneous mathematical and natural science presentation. The main components of LOF are (1) bottom layer with server based Computer Algebra Systems (2) an intermediate processing layer containing Servlets (3) WEB Forms as the graphical top layer. Standard mathematical and scientific notation is obtained in both static and dynamical text based XHTML presentations, as well as in graphical presentations exploring Scalable Vector Graphics. Inclusion of LOF is going to offer new features that are well adapted for digital blackboard presentations. They might be included into LCMS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Internet Computing, ICOMP'05
EditorsHamid R. Arabnia, Rose Joshua
PublisherCSREA Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781932415698, 1932415696
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Internet Computing - Athens, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005


Conference2005 International Conference on Internet Computing
Abbreviated titleICOMP2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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