About this website

Many of the animations presented here were originally created at the Institute of Technology and Education at the University of Münster, Germany under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christian Hein.

The design of the animations was continuously improved over a period of 10 years and adapted to new technical conditions.

Acknowledgement

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

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

Without the direct and indirect cooperation of all these persons, the offer of this website would not have come about.

The mature and well-known tool Adobe Animate, which ideally combines programming and illustration, was a prerequisite for the fast technical implementation.

Animations and learning

Animations are teaching media which, due to their high complexity compared to static images, have a narrow field of application. Where animations can be used, they offer unbeatable advantages, provided, of course, that the findings of learning psychology are taken into account.

The animations presented here show typical application possibilities from the field of general technology and should offer examples of how learning with new media can succeed.