Sunday, February 17, 2008

One Laptop Per Teacher

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has created a unique machine, the XO laptop, with features created especially for children of the emerging world.  It can be accompanied by a classroom server which may contain Moodle or a similar learning management system, and of course eXe is one way to author structured educational resources in the format it accepts.
While not the target audience, we were pleased that the standard eXe RPM can be installed and run on the XO Laptop!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Announcing eXe v1.03, developed entirely under CORE Education's support.

You asked for it at ULearn, and you asked for it in the forum.  Internal linking across your content is now possible for eXe web exports!

When editing any rich-text field, you will now find an anchor button just above the text-link and unlink buttons (the chain and broken chain, respectively), allowing you to insert an HTML anchor directly into your content.  Once processed (by clicking on the rich-text field's green checkmark), the anchor will be available as an internal linking destination: simply highlight some text where you would like the new link to exist, click on the text-link button, select the anchor from the text-link's Anchors drop-down list, and Insert the new internal link, easy as that! 

Although you will not be able to use the links while authoring your content within eXe itself, the internal links will become available upon web export to Single Page or Web Site: Self Contained Folder / Zip (internal links will be disabled in all other exports).  More tips and caveats may be found posted in the eXe forum at:

Also new to eXe v1.03 is the ability to create content about HTML itself!  You won't see any fancy new buttons for this, but you will find that any example HTML code snippets that you type into the rich-text field will remain within your content:

For more information on this release, you may see the release notes at:

The eXe team would like to thank CORE Education for their continued support, and you, the eXe community, for your continued participation.