OpenCards was born from the idea of using PowerPoint files as flashcard sets. The slide title is presented as a question and the slide content is presented as the answer.
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
## 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 two of the most popular file-formats: PowerPoint Presentations (.ppt files) and MarkDown (.md files).
OpenCards basically provides two essential ingredients for successful learning.
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