Title: Dynamic microworlds in Java on the world-wide web

Authors: F.B.M. (Rik) Min

Addresses: Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: A student today no longer spends his time in a lonely little attic room, a noisy lecture room or the deadly silence in the huge reading room of a university library. These components of his environment still exist but their functionality has changed. In principle all students at the campus of the University of Twente (UT) have an excellent connection with the electronic highway. The world-wide web is extremely popular, both among lecturers and students. It fills the almost natural needs of young people to want to travel all over the world and to try to understand it, and at minimum cost. For many courses, e-mailing with the lecturer is a matter of course; so is publishing educational material on the Web.

Keywords: telematics; virtual environments; dynamic learning environments; microworlds; Java; Javascript; objects; world wide web.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1999.030157

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1999 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.302 - 314

Published online: 11 Dec 2009 *

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