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Animated Technical Dictionary

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Material Type: Animation
Date Added to MERLOT: December 29, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 13, 2014


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Macromedia
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
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Avatar for Cari Crumly
4 years ago

Cari Crumly (Administrator)

I like the graphics and animation that goes a long with each definition, however, when I attempted to "Go Back" and then re-enter the same term, it did not allow me to view the definition or animation.  Additionally, there seems to be a lot "going on" on the primary page which can be somewhat distracting for some users.  The concept is very addvanced and the graphics are great.

Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes

Avatar for debbi howard
5 years ago

debbi howard (Faculty)

I like the fact that there is animation with each definition I viewed. However, I found it cumbersome to have to back to the beginning if trying to search/look up a definition beginning with a 'different' alphabet than the one you are currently in. Although there is a search box once you select an alphabet, you are limited to search only for terms in 'that' alphabet from that area.

Avatar for James Schmidt
13 years ago

James Schmidt

This site is now apparently a subscription-only service. I could not see even a
sample of what is available. There is some procedure to obtain limited access
for a short period of time, but one cannot review any of site without going
through that process.
Used in course

Avatar for Steven Leach
13 years ago

Steven Leach (Student)

This was a great usage of annimation but merlot users could not log in with a
general password to evaluate without having to first view annoying ads. Looked
like a very large source for information on many diffrent topics. Wish I could
have viewed it.
Used in course

Avatar for Ebony Cromartie
14 years ago

Ebony Cromartie (Student)

This site is just wonderful. It is a great source for the defining of Data
Communications related terms.

Technical Remarks:

The graphics were great. It really makes you want to look and find out more even
if it is irrelevant to what you need.

Avatar for Therezita Ortiz
15 years ago

Therezita Ortiz (Faculty)

If there was a rating of 10 I would definitely give it to this site. Excellent
technical dictionary!!! Each definition also includes an animation. Students
seem to enjoy this site...concepts become real.