Work on a system to aid students in recording, studying, and
inter-relating notes, e.g., class notes, research notes, etc.
This would be a re-design of my doctoral project into a system
available via the web. The whole project is
too large for most undergraduate projects, but pieces could
be completed by individual students. Graduate students might well
be able to complete a relatively large chunk of the system. Some
of those pieces might be:
- general user interaction and interface
- database or other storage organization (& input interface?)
- study processes (& interface?)
- cross-referencing search engine (& interface)
- incorporation of graphics into the system
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These projects allow students to work on some portion of a
relatively large project and specialize in some aspect of it, e.g.,
user interfaces, database connectivity, information
- Web 2.0 Site
Help design and implement a Web 2.0-like system that allows users
to discuss, collect, and make available personal
biographies. This particular site would be for teaching
biographies but the system would be very general. The system
would involve at least several interfaces, a searchable database of
biographies, and some mechanism for recording and retrieving
Design and produce an interactive animation that shows how some
aspect of computer systems work, e.g., cpu,
internet operation, cryptographical systems,
image representation and data compression, etc.
these projects allow students to work with animation on the web.
- Web-Based Class Notes
Provide a class-notes Web page template that instructors could use
to as the basis for class notes. The template would involve both
HTML and CSS to provide reasonable (and easily changed) formatting
as well as identification of various types of content, e.g.,
information, questions, activity, etc. Of particular note would be
scripting that would allow for the notes to have some portions that
provide answers that do not appear until after a specified time
(e.g., students could see a question to be addressed in class but
not see the answer until after class time). I would also be
interested in exploring how this could be done on a Wiki in addition
to the normal Web.
- Academic Planner
A web-based system allowing students to enter a schedule of
courses to take to complete graduation requirements. Students
could update the plan periodically and department facutly & staff
could access the plans for advising purposes. The overall project
might have several subparts, e.g., different components for student
and for staff/administration.
These projects allow students to work with web-based interfaces and
information storage and retrieval.
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