Part of a Project Funded by a UC Teaching Grant

Malcolm Brooks, Mary Hewett, Andrew Norton


Socrates delivers fully typeset multiple choice mathematical quizzes over the World Wide Web. The student interface offers interactive, unit specific quizzes and a choice of ‘tutorial’ or ‘test’ mode. (Tutorial mode gives diagnostic responses to incorrect answers.) The lecturer interface currently provides for the preparation and editing of quizzes. A student record keeping system is still to be fully developed. Both interfaces incorporate a collation and printing facility.

Socrates uses the free IBM plug-in, Techexplorer, to display LaTeX-typeset documents, and can be viewed using a number of different platforms, including PC’s and UNIX boxes.

Student response to Socrates has so far been positive, particularly with respect to the diagnostic responses.

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