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What happened to CHALLENGE FRAP?

What happened to the CHALLENGE suite?

Terry Stewart

The CHALLENGE Suite.  What happened to it?

CHALLENGE a pre-cursor to PBL-interactive

The CHALLENGE suite was developed from 2001 - 2002 as a scenario-based authoring and presentation tool.  It was made available to Massey University staff, and to those outside Massey who wanted to purchase it.

In 2004 the Centre for Biological Information Technology (CBIT), University of Queensland, Massey's past collaborator in this area with Diagnosis for Crop Problems, independently developed a similar generic authoring and delivery tool (called PBL-Interactive). This was server-based and had other improved features.

Supporting the CHALLENGE suite at Massey proved difficult.  Rather than further developing CHALLENGE in direct competition to PBL-interactive it was felt that a more sensible use of resources would be to collaborate. 

A Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) e-Learning Collaborative Development Grant has been won for July 2005 to December 2006 to further develop the PBL concepts started with CHALLENGE.  As part of this grant, CBIT as been contracted to develop a specific version of PBL-Interactive for NZ Government-owned Tertiary Providers. 

More information can be found on the eCDF Project archive website.

A derivative of the CHALLENGE Suite, CHALLENGE FRAP was developed as part of the eCDF work.  This eventually became Challenge WORKBOOK. A free license is available on this website.

If you want more information on the now discontinued CHALLENGE suite, check out this archive website.