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Multimedia Authoring Environments for Children

Objective

The main objective of the project is to develop a multimedia authoring tool for children. A direct result of this research effort will be to establish a communication channel between the student, the teacher and the developer that will eventually lead to their active involvement as designers and users.

More specifically, the project will deliver :
- MATCh, a multimedia authoring tool especially designed for children;
- three multimedia applications developed with MATCh, that will serve as system testbeds;
- user manual and accompanying system documentation;
- a report on how children adapt to the usage of new technologies.

The Incremental Prototyping methodology will be used for system development. One prototype version of the system will be delivered in order to refine initial specifications by developing three multimedia applications; then the final system version will be implemented.

To further enhance the initial research and development efforts the features of the existing Logo-like environment will be extended to incorporate the following additional features:

Multimedia Authoring for children: many facilities which will enable children to use multimedia resources and develop application using visual and drag and drop facilities (e.g., sound, music, image, story editors, etc.).

WWW Authoring for children: facilities which will enable children to navigate the Internet and develop WWW pages.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

PLIROFORIKI TECHNOGNOSIA LTD.
Address
118,Konitsis Street
151 25 Marousi
Greece

Participants (6)

A.W. BRUNA UITGEVERS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
23-25,Kobaltweg
3542 CE Utrecht
Addison Wesley Longman Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
5 Belntink Street
W1M 5RN London
COMENIUS UNIVERSITY
Slovakia
Address
Mlynska Dolina
84215 Bratislava
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
6-8,Muzeum Krt.
1088 Budapest
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address

26500 Patras
UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
Address
5,Fmi-kit, J. Bouchier
1164 Sofia