Chess for Networks, 5 working places

Chess for Networks, 5 working places
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The complex Chess for Network includes the unique set of programs for studying chess at the school local network and vast metodically proved chess material.

The program complex complex Chess for Networks includes the program server, programs for teacher, for the student and for homework. Now one or several teachers can easily conduct lessons with hundreds of students within the local school network.

The program allows working with the unlimited number of students and classes. The limit for online working places - 5.

In total there are 350 lessons including 7000 theoretical examples and exercises meant for the studies with chess beginners at general schools during 2-3 years.

Chess for Networks has been successfully tested for teaching at general school: in 2005 Slovenian Education Ministry has licensed the complex Chess for Networks in Slovenian for holding regular lessons at all general schools of the country.

"Chess for Network" program has the following modes:

  1. Authorisation of students. Each student receives his/her unique login and password, which is entered at log-on and identifies the student regardless of what computer he’s working at.
  2. Creation of classes and groups. A teacher has an opportunity of creating classes and groups that include any number of students for group tasks and group lectures.
  3. Lecture. A teacher has a possibility of showing teaching material to the whole class or student groups on a common chessboard. The board, variants, text remarks and markers entered by the coach on a computer, are displayed on the chessboards of all students.
  4. Seminar. A teacher shows chess material on a common board, receives students’ questions in a chat and answers them either in a chat, or by entering variants and text remarks in the task on a common board. He/she asks questions, tests students and receives their answers, enables students to enter variants or text remarks in a common board.
  5. Tasks for students self-working in a class. A teacher has a possibility of generating a lesson for self-working. Each task can include theoretical material and tests. From his/her computer the teacher has a possibility of observing independent operations of each student, giving him instructions, helping in difficult situations (the teacher thus has a possibility to use the help of the built-in engine) and highlighting a piece or a field on the student’s board using markers.
  6. Hometask for students. A teacher has a possibility of generating a hometask that includes: theoretical material, tests, playing an educational position against the computer game for a group of students. Each student saves the homework on his/her floppy disk; at home he copies it to his/her home computer and fulfills. At the following lesson the student brings a floppy disk with the hometask results formed by the program to class. These results are brought into the school network version and become accessible to the teacher.
  7. Printing. The teacher has a possibility of printing out teaching materials for students.
  8. Statistics. The teacher has the complete information on each student or a group of students: what exercises have been solved and with what success, how much time has been spent on each task, etc. The report on each student operation can be printed out visually.
  9. Chat. Over the local network the teacher has a possibility of communicating with students or a student group. Students have a possibility of communicating both directly, and within the group limits.
  10. Six courses for beginners and intermediate players are included. The package with the program "Chess for Network, Professional package" includes a training courses: Chess School for Beginners, Chess Tactics for Beginners, Advanced Chess School, Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders, Strategy 2.0, Chess Tactics for intermediate players.

Video course for Chess for Network program.

System requirements for Chess for Networks program:

  1. To the local network: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, network 10 Mbit/sec.
  2. To the server: Microsoft Windows Server XP/ 2000/ 2003, 256 RAM, 20 GB HDD, Internet access.
  3. To working places (for the teacher and the students): Windows NT/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM, monitor resolution no less than 1024x768.