This is the home page of LENO.
LENO is a system for production of web-based teaching materials. The author writes an XML-related source document which is processed by the LENO software. In this page we introduce the LENO system and give a detailled instruction to the installation and first use of the software. A number of examples of teaching materials produced in the LENO system can be found from the bottom of this page.
The following papers have been written about LENO:
The basic idea behind LENO is to provide a tool for production of web-based teaching material.
A teaching material produced in the LENO system is organized in a number of lectures (or chapters) and is caracterized by the potential co-existence of up to four different views, e.g., slide view for auditorium presentation, annotated slide view for reading purposes and thematic view for more traditional reading. The user can dynamically navigate between the different views present in the teaching material. As a suplement audio tracks can be used to complement the textual decriptions in the teaching material. See a more detailled explanation on the different views. An example of a teaching material produced in the LENO system can be found here.
A central issue is the avoidance of maintaining several copies of the contents of the teaching material. External textual fragments are included directly from the source - no copies are made. Elements can be "borrowed" from another page without replicting it in the source document. Trails are supported which allow for various selections of the teaching material without copying any parts. Using a LENO trail it is possible to define a sequence of slides from selected slides in a number of sections.
The author of the teaching material produces the teaching material by writing a XML-related source material. The LENO system then automatically processes the source and produces a catalogue containing a self-contained web based teaching material.
If you can recognize the following needs and preferences you are a potential user of the LENO system.
A list of main features of the LENO system is avalable.
The following material introduces the LENO system and is recommended to the author who produces teaching material using the LENO system for the first time. Material describing more advanced use of the LENO system can be found in "The LENO Tutorial". The following gentle introduction to the LENO system assumes that you have already installed LENO on your own system (see the link below).
A number of concrete examples, which are bundled with the full LAML distribution, are also available.
The following material describes how to make advanced teaching material in the LENO system. If you use LENO for the first time we suggest that you start with "A gentle introduction to the LENO system".
Thank you to Louise Elgaard for help and support during the creation of the LENO home page.
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