02 November 2011

Keen teachers create Monassis templates

I have to admit that I was skeptical when Mark suggested that we let teachers try their hand at creating templated questions for Monassis. To give you an idea: this requires writing at least a Python file (for the question logic) and a XML file (for the question layout and scripting the user responses and feedback). There is also the option of writing some ASCIIsvg to generate graphs client-side, at run time, based on the values generated in the Python script. Oh, and I nearly forgot, you have to write LaTeX to get the mathematics right.

All in all, no easy task.

But, a few hours later, all of them had successfully created their own templated questions. With graphs and everything!

Looks like I'm going to have to rethink my stance on distributed volunteer creation of templated questions.

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