Pedagogica is a framework for taking various Java objects and letting them talk to each other in order to create a customized activity.
The content of a Pedagogica activity is only limited by the Java components available to it. Typically, an activity contains some type of dynamic model, graphs, questions for students, and the ability to monitor and log what students are doing in the activity.
Pedagogica is written in Java, so any system that can run Java version 1.4 or greater should be able to run our software. Typical systems that have this capability are: Windows 98 through XP, Macintosh OS X, and Linux. (You may experience some unexpected jumpy behavior if running under Mac OS X. We are aware of this problem and are working on correcting it.)
Please Note: If you are behind a proxy server that requires NTLM authentication, you will need Java version 1.4.2-02 or greater.
For more detailed installation info see our FAQ at -> http://molo.concord.org/faq/1.html#19
When launching one of the activities, a small launcher application will look for Pedagogica in some typical locations (_see the list below_). If not installed in one of those locations, the first time you launch your first activity you will be asked to locate the workspace.jar file.
Note for Multi-User Environment Installation: Pedagogica updates and writes some files to its own directories, so permissions need to be set on the PedagogicaActivities folder such that all users have read and write access.
List of directories where the launching software will automatically find workspace.jar if the PedagogicaActivities folder is installed there:
The first time you click on a web page link to launch an activity, a check is done to see if you have the necessary software or an outdated version of the software. If so, then a new version of the software will be downloaded causing a longer wait time before the activity shows up on the screen.
Search for the file workspace.jar on your computer. If you double-click on this file, Pedagogica will open a window showing a set of icons and/or folders that represent activities you can open. By double-clicking on the icons you can launch the activities.
When Pedagogica is launched, it should recognize that you are behind a proxy and ask you for the host and port of your proxy server. Enter the correct information here and it will be stored so that you only have to enter this information once.
You may have to manually configure Pedagogica to tell it the correct proxy information. To configure the proxy settings manually do the following:
It's possible that your school/organization's proxy server and/or internet filtering software is causing problems for Pedagogica. There are several possible solutions:
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