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Title: OpenTeacher is a cross platform opensource vocabulary training application
Post by: Software Santa on December 13, 2011, 12:09:14 AM
OpenTeacher is a cross platform opensource vocabulary training application that helps you learn or teach a foreign language!

OpenTeacher is an opensource vocabulary training application that helps you learn a foreign language!

Enter a list of words in both a known and a foreign language, and OpenTeacher tests you.

OpenTeacher 2.2 has the following features:

    Smart question asking and interval training
    Think answer, shuffle answer and repeat answer input modes
    Easy symbol, Greek and Cyrillic input
    Read and write T2K (Teach2000), wrts and read ABBYY Lingvo Tutor files
    Save and open your online WRTS lists
    Print your word lists
    Available in Arabic, Trad. Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

OpenTeacher 2.2.1 is available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

OpenTeacher helps you learn
OpenTeacher 2.0 Teach mode
Improve your results with OpenTeacher

OpenTeacher can help you learn what you need to know for you next test. OpenTeacher allows you to make use of a lesson type where you are being teached in small parts. Once you know one part, OpenTeacher moves on to the next. This should help you remember large doses of information without being overwhelmed by it's size.

You can also be tested by OpenTeacher. While OpenTeacher tests you, it keeps track of your progress and tells you how much you know, so you can make sure that you know enough to pass your next test!
Learn on many locations

The OpenTeacher file format makes sure you can always save the information ("lists") you enter. You can take these files everywhere you go! You can save to many file formats, including T2K (Teach2000) and Wrts, so even if you go to a place where no OpenTeacher is available, you can still learn your lists. There's even a portable version of OpenTeacher for Windows available, so if you can't miss OpenTeacher (which we can all understand) you can take it with you!

OpenTeacher has excellent integration with the online language tutor Wrts (also known as Wrds). You can access, edit and learn all your Wrts lists directly from OpenTeacher, or add new lists that you created in OpenTeacher. This way you can use the same lists everywhere you go!
OpenTeacher helps you teach
Offer your students the help they need

While OpenTeacher is primarily focussed on students, OpenTeacher also works great as a tool to help teachers give their students the right education. While teachers still provide the information, OpenTeacher can help the students learn this information by themselves. It can improve the student's results and saves the teacher time.

Transferring information from the teacher to the student can be done easily thanks to the OpenTeacher file format. The teacher creates an OpenTeacher file with the information (s)he wants to teach, sends it to the students, and the students can use OpenTeacher to be teached and tested about this. In addition, more and more publishers of (especially) language education books provide word list files along with their books. OpenTeacher can read many file formats, including T2K (Teach2000), Wrts, and ABBYY Lingvo Tutor.
Open source in the classroom

One of the important things about OpenTeacher is that it's opensource software released under the GNU General Public License. This means everyone can see the OpenTeacher source code: the way OpenTeacher was built. It also means that the knowledge that was used to make OpenTeacher can be reused by others. Just like it should be in education.
The GNU Logo

Because OpenTeacher is opensource software, it is also very accessible. It is important for us that nobody is dependant on software they don't want to use. OpenTeacher code can be used to create OpenTeacher for almost any platform. We already provide OpenTeacher for Windows, Mac OS X and many Linux distributions, but because OpenTeacher is opensource anyone who wants to package OpenTeacher for another platform can do so. This makes OpenTeacher accessible, and we believe accessibility of education is important.

Anyone who wants to make modifications to OpenTeacher can also do so. If your organisation needs to make a modified version of OpenTeacher, this is perfectly possible as long as the GPL remains intact. Experience also tells us that if many users want a new feature implemented, there is often a software developer who implements this.

OpenTeacher is completely community-driven. All OpenTeacher contributors are volunteers, and OpenTeacher is not focused on making profits. For more information about opensource software, please visit the Free Software Foundation.

Download latest OpenTeacher files FOR:

Windows    OpenTeacher 2.2.1    Windows (installer)    
Note: Windows XP users must install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package to run OpenTeacher.

Windows    OpenTeacher 2.2.1    Windows (.zip)
(For portable (USB-)drives)    
Mac OS X    OpenTeacher 2.2.1    Mac OS X 10.7 (.dmg)
Intel (Experimental)    
Mac OS X    OpenTeacher 2.0    Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 (.dmg)
Ubuntu    OpenTeacher 2.2.1    Ubuntu (.deb)    
Fedora    OpenTeacher 2.0    Fedora/RedHat (.rpm)    
ArchLinux    OpenTeacher 2.0    ArchLinux (.tar.xz)    
Linux Source    OpenTeacher 2.2.1    Python 2 source (.zip) ( ( (