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Does anybody known of a web-based university course entirely built with Mathematica? I mean one where the whole course (lectures/labs/exams) is presented in Mathematica FrontEnd form.

My point is that Mathematica is very user-friendly, supporting the principle "if you can visualize this data/process, you must do it". I suppose this feature makes Mathematica very attractive for wide use in university courses, if not now then in the near future. So I am looking for exising examples. Any links?

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Such courses may exist here and there, but mostly created by professors who are at the same time expert Mathematica users / programmers. I know of only one reference of the kind you look for: Math Desktop software (and it is not web-shared). I am sure others will add more links. But my point is, I am not aware of any general framework for this, and creating a complete such solution in Mathematica requires a very significant programming effort. But I agree that M still is an ideal patform for such things. –  Leonid Shifrin Dec 19 '12 at 19:34
    
The state of Victoria (Australia) will be heading down this path soon for high school math courses but your question is for university courses. I think they have or are about to trial implementing their exams in Mathematica with a sub-group of schools. –  Mike Honeychurch Dec 20 '12 at 3:18
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I gave a course on Mathematica as a tool for astronomy and physics completely done in form of Mathematica notebooks. –  Markus Roellig Dec 20 '12 at 9:12
    
@Mike It's amazing how almost no-one in the education system in Victoria knows about the Mathematica trial. Also, you can (try to) get approval to use almost any CAS software, see Approved Calculators. –  Simon Jan 9 '13 at 4:39
    
@Simon there are probably some good reasons for that which I would share in private. BTW are you in (still) Melbourne? –  Mike Honeychurch Jan 9 '13 at 6:36
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A pioneering web site in this respect is the one by James Kelly, who unfortunately passed away in 2007 as the linked web page states. His lecture notes are very high quality and all written as notebooks.

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There's a second year mathematics and a computation physics course taught by Paul Abbott at the University of Western Australia that uses Mathematica for all of the lectures, workshops and assessments.

The maths course uses a customised stylesheet and the assessment notebooks have automated FTP uploading to the assignment dropbox. However, most of the assessment notebooks are normally only available during the times that the course is being taught.

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