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ERIC Number: ED428683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
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Using a Modular Construction Kit for the Realization of an Interactive Computer Graphics Course.
Klein, Reinhard; Hanisch, Frank
Recently, platform independent software components, like JavaBeans, have appeared that allow writing reusable components and composing them in a visual builder tool into new applications. This paper describes the use of such models to transform an existing course into a modular construction kit consisting of components of teaching text and program classes. The program classes consist of JavaBeans which can be composed together into an application using a visual builder tool. Although the components are used for the generation of a computer graphics course, they are much more general and might also be used for the generation of other extendable and interactive World Wide Web-based courses. Topics discussed include: (1) the course, including content, structure, text and applets, programming exercises, and summary; (2) challenges of extending and modifying the course, including connection between course text and Java applets, generating new applets, and programming exercises; and (3) the construction kit, including the hypertext, applets, JavaBeans, examples, and design problems. Two figures illustrate the interconnected course text, applet, documentation, and interface, and building a simple applet and composing beans. Contains 17 references. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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