OpenCards was born from the idea to use PowerPoint files as flashcard sets. Slides titles are considered as questions and the slide content is treated as answers.
Building on the idea to use ppt-files as flashcard sets, OpenCards has been extended to also support markdown files as flashcard sets. The scheme is the same: sections are questions and section content are answers.
The advantages of using markdown to organize your flashcards are:
## What is a blocking factor? A blocking factor is a source of variability that is not of primary interest to the experimenter ## What is a factorial design? - factorial design is used to evaluate two or more factors simultaneously. - The treatments are combinations of levels of the factors. – more efficient – allow interactions to be detected. - Nice example in V&R:p165 ## What is the code snippet to do XX? The code snippet is ``` fancy code here ``` ## General Overview Since Opencards just treats sections with titles ending with ? as questions we can even mix documentation with questions and answers.
There are many flashcard learning applications available. Some of them implement fancy learning techniques, some of them look very polished, but almost all of them lack of one essential feature: Flexible, intuitive flashcard creation. In most cases they support simple text cards only. Here we tried to overcome this limitation by building an easy-to-use flashcard learning solution around tweo of the most popular file-formats: PowerPoint Presenstations (ppt-files) and MarkDown (md-files).
OpenCards basically provides two essential ingredients for succsessful learning.
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