A complete digital learning platform, with
- personal and shared notes,
- personal and shared notebooks,
- digital textbooks, and
- interactive digital courses
in a digital school environment.
A Versatile Learning Environment
4f Studio supports different teaching scenarios. It works great for ordinary classroom teaching, where the teacher presents theory and examples in class and students do additional exercises at home in the 4f Course environment. It also supports the Flipped Classroom Model, where the traditional sequence of teaching is flipped around so that students first study theory and examples at home and then solve exercises in class, under the guidance of the teacher. If there is a need for a fully online course, the course management system also supports complete online learning, with all material, discussions, assignments and feedback handled online.
Special support for writing and checking mathematics
The 4f Studio provide special support for creating mathematical content. This includes writing rich text with mathematical formulas in standard notation, both inline and in displays. Formulas can also be edited in standard notation, with special symbols chosen from a palett or written directly with Latex commands. In addition, the user can create and edit structured derivations, equations, function graphs, geometric figures, mathematical tables, and sign charts. These math elements can be organized in any desired way on the page. Read more ...
4f Studio also provides full suppport for checking the correctness of mathematical derivations using the 4f Checker. Read more ...
The 4f Studio platform allows users to create their own personal note pages. Each page can contain any number of page elements, such as
- standard rich text with mathematics formulas
- images and embedded videos
- mathematical graphs and figures
- program code
- sound files (own recordings or from the web)
- quizzes and home assignments
The page elements can be organized in many different ways on the page. Note pages can be shared with others over the web. Read more ...
The 4f Studio platform allows users to create their own personal notebooks. The digital 4f notebooks are organised into chapters and pages, of the same format as 4f Note pages. The notebook contains a dynamically updated list of contents. Pages can be freely added and removed from the notebook. The user can create an unlimited number of notebooks. It is possible to dynamically share a notebook with project workers, friends, tutors, etc. Read more ...
The 4f Studio platform comes with a bookshelf for online digital textbooks. The 4f textbooks are essentially protected 4f notebooks. Readers cannot change the text of the book, but they can solve assignments directly in the book and make annotations in the book. Assignments are solved with the specifi 4f Solver tool. Assignment solutions can be shared with others over the net.
A teacher can use a 4f textbook in a 4f course. The teacher is free to edit the digital textbook material to suit the aims of the course. Students' course books are automatically synchronized with the teacher's course books throughout the course. Read more...
The 4f Studio platform allows the teacher to create and lecture digital courses. 4f courses can be used both for teaching in class and for virtual online courses. Students can solve assignments directly in the course book, submit their solutions to the teacher and get teacher feedback, all without leaving the 4f course. Students can also use the 4f Checker to check the correctness of their solutions.
The course comes with an advanced chat for communication between teacher and students. The teachers can follow the progress of course participants in real-time on a dashboard. The teacher can add and delete students for the course, as well as other teachers.
A teacher can create a course book from scratch, use an existing textbook as course book (with suitable adaptions), or use his or her own notebook as the course book. A course book could cover the topic extensively, or be just a collection of notes and assignments that support an external (digital or paper) course book. Read more ...
4f Studio is a digital platform where you can create your own personal notebooks, access textbooks, and create digital courses and lecture these. If you have more courses, or you cooperate with other teachers, or you have a lot of students, then you may choose to organize everything as a 4f school.
A 4f school has its own set of courses, textbooks and tools, as well as a registered body of students and teachers. The school is managed by a school master, who approves students and teachers for the school.
The school master decides on the courses that are taught in the school, while the teachers create and lecture these courses. Students apply for a specific course, and the school master and/or the teacher chooses the students that are allowed to participate in the course.
Textbooks, tools and courses can be free, or they can be commercial and paid in the web shop of the school. Read more ...
Each 4f school must belong to a 4f domain. The domain gathers the schools under a common administration. Notebooks, textbooks, courses, and tools available to a 4f studio user can be either
- private, so that only the user can access these,
- provided by the school, for all school members, or
- provided by the domain, for all member schools
The visibility of a 4f studio item is decided when it is created, and can be changed later on.
New domains can be created as needed by the 4f Studio administrators. The default domain is 4Ferries, and the default school is 4Ferries school in the 4Ferries domain.
Domains are particularly useful for educational organisations like cities or counties, or for companies with internal or customer training. They can be used for organisation wide virtual courses over the net, and for distributing common material. Read more ...