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Educational Programs in GNU/Linux

Apr 16, 2008, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Karol Kozioł)

"By referring to an 'educational program,' we define this as an application that aids the 'normal' learning process, either by helping to absorb new information, or as a support for recalling information already learned. Educational programs, especially those for the youngest students, are often designed with the idea of 'learn through play.' Such applications are most commonly being divided because of the age of the target user (and of course by the subject concerned). So programs for the youngest have to teach new abilities under the pretext of playing, whereas programs for older users (that are conscious enough to realize how knowledge is important, but remaining under the influence by their parents, and carrying out the constitutional duty of learning until 18 years old) don't pass time with visual tasks, but are concerned with having to prepare a student for a mature exam, test, or other type of knowledge test, in relatively fast, and pleasant way. A separate class represents educational applications in the field of foreign language teaching (invariably the most popular is English, then German). From the simplest, that can be treated as elaborate thematic dictionaries, to the more complex, with human speaker and speech recognition systems, they all skillfully support children and youth with the difficult task of learning a foreign language..."

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