Designing Dynamical Learning Environments for Simulation: Micro-Worlds & Applets on the World Wide Web
researcher / designer / problem solver
Faculty of Educational Science and Technology (EDTE), University of Twente (UT)
Postbus 217; 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. E-mail: R.Min@hetnet.nl (Acone)
Drill & practice
Higher order web sites
Higher order courseware
There are three methods to develop 'higher order web-sites'. That are:
- 1. Authoring systems (as FrontPage, Fusion, DreamWeaver)
- 2. Authoring languages (as HTML)
Top-down versus bottom-up thinking
Top-down courses: designing (with FrontPage or Fusion).
Bottom-up designing, developing & constructing
Different elements / loose components:
A file is text string
A html-file is one string of characters...
A HTML file is a string with tags and separate elements
The web: the browser 'pulls the string' trough the line; byte for byte.
The tag IMG reads a jpg-file; the tag APPLET reads the machine-code of the applet.
Method: Building blocks
Complex applets versus simple applets
'Smart' versus 'silly'
Cascade (animation with fixed object)
Sinus, cosinus (animation with fixed object)
Paddle (animation with programmed object)
(with Flash and ActionScript)
(with Flash & ActionScript)
Enschede, Febr. 5, 2002