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Educational Programs in GNU/Linux

“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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