javaOMAC is a second generation prototyping and development
tool for interactive
material focused on mathematical relationships. Developed by Cambridge Modeling Corporation in 1998-99,
javaOMAC is based on over eight years of experience building interactive teaching tools. The
first generation (OMAC) was used to develop several dozen modules used by a number of schools. The
a variety of topics ranging from Grade 5 lessons for physics to advanced models for
graduate courses in Operations Management. OMAC modules have been used in the classroom
and in student labs since January 1994. A description of OMAC can be found in:
McKay K.N., Kletter D. and S.C. Graves (1997), OMAC: A System For
Operations Modeling and Analysis, Annals of OR, (Interface between
IS and OR. Part II. Systems for Models), Ramesh R. and H.R. Rao (eds), vol. 72, pp.241-264.
The initial prototypes of the javaOMAC modules found in the repository were each developed with
one to two days of programming effort.