For the first words I apologise for partly advertising, however I do not consider this advertisement one that violates the board rules. Also this is not actually an advertisement even though it may be interpreted as such.
Also please try to bare with my "terminology" as I am not a native english speaker.
We have developed a freely usable computer solution to assist in the current studying methods. First implementation of it assists in learning foreing language words, by providing active questionary for anyone entering his/her own wordlists to be questioned.
The idea of it is quite simple, but based on the actual experience of the test cases, it does improve learning the words of foreing language with noticeable portions.
This is just a scratch in the ice berg tho. The possibilities of such environment are practically endless; it can easily support all the new imaginable computer media, while focusing on the currently actively used ones.
For the words query for instance, it would be trivial to add the recorded version of proper pronouncing of a word; then the student could listen the word while practicing the material.
One example of something totally new is the implementation we're currently adding in; normal game (in first case, Tetris clone) that actively questions the player for the set query.
The solution is meant to be freely usable for students as well as for schools and studying organisations for controlled/centralized point for providing either internal or public (preferably, the more education and studying is freely distributable and usable for everyone, the better).
With the current service, there are some technical problems for it being pretty "locked down" occasionally. It is also in very early test stage, so it might not be very handy to use as such; also extensive helps are lacking at the moment.
The service is localized for finnish and english languages for now, however it supports easy localization for any language; basically any interested person/authority can provide the translation for the system, that we're more than happy to add in.
The address to the service is [url]http://www.discipulus.org[/url]. I'm sorry for the jams and lockups for the time being. It has been tested with newest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator; it should be usable for any current versions of major browsers.
We're happy to receive any kind of feedback (good or bad) through directly in this forum or to [email="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/email].
Kalle Launiala, Discipulus Head Developer