This directory contains prep: a php-based pre-lecture preparation system distributed as free software under the GNU General Public License.
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Parent Directory - prep-0.1.1.tar.gz 02-Mar-2001 15:02 30K README.txt 02-Mar-2001 14:59 2.6K HEADER.txt 27-Feb-2001 15:07 143 CHANGELOG.txt 02-Mar-2001 15:03 48
This set of files will generate a series of 'prelecture preparation pages' for a course. The idea is to provide objectives, reading assignments, learning resources, and an on-line quiz prior to each lecture in class. The goal is to increase student's preparation and allow class discussion to take place at a higher level. Quick Start 1) Create a list of the days that lecture will occur (like in the example file 'spring2001'). The format is 20010131 (yearmonthday) 2) Run setup ./setup spring2001 With no flags, the script will simply print out a list of dates -- make sure they are getting parsed correctly. 3) Run set up again ./setup -f spring2001 This will copy the file 'template' and put it into the directory 'pdays'. (optional step) 4) Run setup with the -c flag to add an appropriate link into a web-event calendar. You will need to modify the info that gets put into the calendar. The Course Preparation system is now ready to use. You use the system by modifying the appropriate files in pdays, checking to see how they look with pindex.phtml, and then moving (or copying) the file from pdays into days (which it becomes visible to the students). The prep system assumes you will be using Duck for an on-line quizzing engine, but it should be easy to hack it to use any system. You can find Duck here: http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/projects/duck/ If you have any questions about the course preparation system (or Duck), send email to: email@example.com or contact me directly: Steven D. Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Biology Department University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 prep was written by Steven D. Brewer. I would like to acknowledge Steve Goodwin, who came up with the idea for the system and used it during the first semester of trials. prep was written with the support of a grant from The Center for Academic Tranformation and the Pew Charitable Trust. prep is Copyright (C)2001 Steven D. Brewer This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. prep is distributed under the GNU General Public License. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.