Exploring the Fourth Dimension: The Design of a Multimedia Learning System for Generalization
This paper describes how the concept of four-dimensional world can be introduced to players through series of carefully sequenced games. Starting from playing games in one-dimensional world, and then followed by games in two-dimensional and three-dimensional ones, the players are progressively led to generalized rules that can be applied to the four-dimensional world, in which the generalized rule is tested. Different series of games were designed for players to learn the different features of four-dimensional world and were implemented into a web-based learning system which is now undergone field tests.
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