About this website

Most of the animations presented here were created between 2008 and 2013 at the Institute for Technology and its Didactics at the University of Münster under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christian Hein.

After 2013, the animations were adapted a few times to new technical conditions and supplemented by some hobby work. Also the didactic design was improved where it seemed appropriate.


Feedback from learners, success checks, practice tests, expert advice and last but not least ideas from outsiders have contributed to the continuous improvement.

The division of a material into different levels was first demonstrated in the work of Dr. Tamara Riehle. This principle has been taken up and further developed in many animations.

Animations and learning

Didactic animations are media that have a narrow range of application due to their high complexity compared to static images. However, where animations can be used, they offer indispensable advantages.

The animations presented here show typical application possibilities from the field of general technology and are intended to provide examples of how learning with so-called “new media” can succeed.

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