Exploring the Fourth Dimension: The Design of a Multimedia Learning System for Generalization

  • F. L. Lee
  • J. H. M. Lee
  • M. K. H. Wong
  • H. Y. Law
  • L. Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


This paper describes how the concept of four-dimensional world can be introduced to players through series of carefully sequenced games. Starting from playing games in one-dimensional world, and then followed by games in two-dimensional and three-dimensional ones, the players are progressively led to generalized rules that can be applied to the four-dimensional world, in which the generalized rule is tested. Different series of games were designed for players to learn the different features of four-dimensional world and were implemented into a web-based learning system which is now undergone field tests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Lee
    • 1
  • J. H. M. Lee
    • 1
  • M. K. H. Wong
    • 1
  • H. Y. Law
    • 1
  • L. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in EducationThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, N.T.Hong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Educational TechnologyCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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