Experiment with simulation programs
We have four different designed and lay-outed e-learing environment with one and the same simulation program, the applet 'Sunheater' or 'Boiler'.
All of the 5 sites have a problem. You have to solve that problem. That is always your task. Therefor there is help in the appearance of an instruction. Between the tasks and the problem there is a (small) difference in outcome; not in the task and not in the instruction. All the sites have the same kinds of instructions; even the texts are (mostly) equal.
The aim of these sites is to experiment and find the difference between peoples in 1: doing (simple) tasks, 2: solving (simple) problems and 3: using of all our (experimental) different designs in all our different prototypes.
|Versions of one task|
|version a||with virtual parallelism
||in part I|
|version b||with a viewport left and a viewport right
||in part II|
|version c||with a parallel text window
||in part III|
|version d||with a parallel simulator
||in part IV|
|version e||with parallel instruction on paper (on distance)
||in part V|
Version a is an example of virtual parallelism; version b is a version with two viewports; version c has a parallel window with instruction; version d also has a parallel window with a simulator; and version e with a parallel instruction on paper (on distance).
Enschede, 23 mei 2001; updated october, 10, 2002