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Here are some examples of educational applications and courseware our customers have developed using MetaCard. Click on any image to load the full-resolution version of that image:

SpacePlaceGuide Since prehistory people have tried to record their dances. Early forms of writing contained pictures to represent movement. Later innovations included abbreviations, track drawings, stick figures, and music notes. In 1928, Rudolph von Laban's "Schrifttanz" (written dance) introduced direction symbols of various lengths (to represent time) on a vertical staff (to represent the left and right sides of the body). Newer systems, based on mathematics have appeared as the Laban system continued its development. Today, Labanotation is the most universal system of movement notation since it can record all types of movement - even the flicker of an eyelid. In Europe the system is called Kinetography Laban. SpacePlaceGuide 3.0, created in MetaCard by G.W.A. Gorchoff, is an introduction to Labanotation featuring NotationMan. He will be your guide as you learn to read movement.

Gastric Acid Secretion Tutorial This tutorial on the Gastric Acid Secretion process was originally designed by Debbi Weaver at the University of Melbourne, Department of Physiology. The version she developed was built with SuperCard for Mac OS, and was ported to Windows by Richard Gaskin of Fourth World Media Corporation using MetaCard.

Making extensive use of animated simulations, the product was converted well within the established budget and is now available for an audience ten times larger than before.

Exploring the EstuaryExploring the estuary was originally developed by the Aquatic Outreach Institute using HyperCard for Mac OS.

The project was ported to Windows by Richard Gaskin of Fourth World Media Corporation,

Given MetaCard's much faster runtime execution, one of the toughest challenges with converting the tutorial for Windows was slowing down some of the animations.

Math Generator The Math Generator is the quickest and most powerful tool for creating math computation worksheets and tests. This teacher tool is user friendly and guides you through creating your math problems. Just a few key strokes will create the worksheet/test you desire.

The Math Generator was created entirely in MetaCard. Using MetaCard allows KIDware Technologies to stay ahead of the competition who may be using other languages. Product features can be implemented faster and easier without compromising quality. The Math Generator really shows how fast MetaCard operates. It literally generates, checks, and sorts hundreds of random numbers in the blink of an eye.

U of Arizona MetaCard is used for courseware and demonstrations at the University of Arizona, Tucson. This stack shows a colorful ball and stick molecular representation of a polymer. Students are prompted to "Enter the correct name of this polymer and win!" Answers are saved and mailed to the lab teacher along with the students' score on the required interactive demonstration. This was created by UA graduate A. Hale and G. Mesh. This and other stacks are available from Materials Science and Engineering Department

HypeMath HypeMATH is a is a hypermedia system produced by the Institute of Mathematics of Helsinki University of Technology to teach mathematics to first year students. It presents problems from different domains such as Geography and Biology that have mathematical solutions. Students use a dictionary stack and tools such as calculators and Mathematica to solve the problems. The stacks keep track of each students progress through the course so they can stop and restart as needed.

xtal3d xtal-3d draws 3D crystal structures by constructing SGI OpenInventor files. It reads atom coordinates in formats such as CCSL, Shelx, Rietveld, DBWS, and PDB. The structures can be rotated in 3D and zoomed with the mouse. The MetaCard interface makes it easy to change atom colors, bonding, etc. It was developed at the Institut Laue-Langevin and is available on their anonymous FTP server.

Budget Or Bust Budget or Bust! is a time-based interactive multimedia simulation in which you balance income and expenses with Study, Leisure and Job time over a one year period at university.

It was developed by The Flexible Learning Company for the Financial Literacy Centre at Warwick University to support the on-going provision of education materials for schools and colleges.

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