What is Challenge WORKBOOK? (was CHALLENGE FRAP)
WORKBOOK is a client-based rich-text editor, which
reporting of activities by task visualisation and association.
Its use produces
an assessable electronic document (a workbook) which can both
guide and record student activity as they work through an exercise.
and embedding of media is supported, along with HTML, PDF and
can be used by teachers and students in any educational setting;
later primary, secondary or tertiary.
WORKBOOK file is constructed and assessed using the Challenge
WORKBOOK editor. As the students document their tasks
or findings using this software, they can add their content
to nodes in the WORKBOOK editor and save these in the WORKBOOK
document. These nodes can represent locations, activities
or objects. The placement of these nodes relative to one
another presents a visual record of their investigation.
The content of these nodes can be filled in with their findings
and reflections pertinent to its title. Tutors can add
date-stamped feedback to each of these observations.
image below shows a WORKBOOK document prepared by a student
when working through literature review assignment.
can elect design and provide a WORKBOOK Template to students
to get them started. This may have a pre-existing collection
of activities (i.e. nodes) to guide the student during the exercise
along with explanatory text. Students could expand on
the activities or delete those they did not use, replacing the
pre-existing text with their own. Some example templates are
couple of papers pertaining to an earlier version of the software
called CHALLENGE FRAP
have been produced. These are available in PDF format:
T.M., MacIntyre, W.R., Galea, V.J. and Steel, C.H., 2007.
Problem-Based Learning Designs with a Single E-Learning Scaffolding
Tool: Two case studies using Challenge FRAP. Interactive
Learning Environments 15 (1): 77–91
V.J., Stewart, T.M. and Steel, C.H., 2007. Challenge
FRAP: An e-learning tool used to scaffold authentic problem-solving
processes. Proceedings of the Ascilite Conference, Singapore
WORKBOOK and Challenge FRAP was derived from a more complex
piece of educational software called CHALLENGE (now discontinued).
See the archive link opposite for details. The CHALLENGE
suite has now been superceded by SBL Interactive.
11th December, 2007