Web Materials for the Oxford Latin Course by Robert Cape

The Internet Workbook for the Oxford Latin Course makes extensive use of javascripts to present its interactive practice and review materials. Almost all the javascripts were originally written for different applications and have been adapted for use here. I have relied heavily on scripts produced by Doug Mills at the Intensive English Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign , and scripts generated through the Half-Baked Software's "Hot Potatoes" program, developed at the University of Victoria's Language Centre. I have also relied upon George Chiang's script for randomizing links. I have tried to acknowledge these sources in the html codes on the web pages. I would like to thank them publically for making their material available to others.

Here is a partial list of the javascript resources I have used:
  • Half-Baked Software's Hot Potatoes, a free template program for creating educational javascripts (for Macintosh and Windows).
  • Charity Kahn on Readers' Quizzes, her column on javascript quizzes. Also a link to her "cool tool" Quiz Creator.
  •, on-line template for creating educational materials (the materials reside on the site).
  • Web Abstraction, a good collection of javascripts.
  • Javascript Source, a "cut and paste" library.
  • Marmo's Javascript Templates, by Marmo Soemarmo. A companion to his book, Creating JavaScript Interactive Exercises, in progress.
  • Quizzes Online, from the City University of Hong Kong.
    I have learned a great deal about javascript from Bob Hart at the Language Learning Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here are a couple of his web pages with javascript tutorials:
  • Humanities 382: HTML Programming.
    Other materials:
  • Links to on-line foreign language materials, gathered as part of a workshop sponsored by the Culpeper Foundation.
  • Using Javascript to build interactivity into your Web pages, another javascript tutorial, by Gary Smith and Keith Anderson.
  • Java and Ancient Greek, by Bruce Robertson, Dept. of Classics, University of Toronto.
  • This is only a partial list of sites relevant to creating and using javascripts for education, but it should provide a good starting point for others interested in working with javascript.

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