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Implementation and Delivery

Note: The CHALLENGE Suite (with the exception of CHALLENGE FRAP) has been discontinued.  This is an archive site which describes CHALLENGE as it was between 2002 and 2004 for historical purposes.  See this link for further information.  The PBL work now continues with this project (Terry Stewart - 23rd June, 2005)

Documentation for the CHALLENGE suite can be found within the programs themselves (see the help file), in the zip file and on this website.

(a) Local machine or network

The CHALLENGE player, CHALLENGE Student Builder or CHALLENGE FRAP should be installed on all the machines students will use.  Scenarios can be made available via a shared drive, or on the hard disk if the machine is not networked. Minimum requirement is any Windows-based system with at least Internet Explorer 6.  Please note that the four CHALLENGE programs are not designed to co-exist with one another.  They will do so, but it is better to decide on which you want to use on a particular machine and only load that one.  Otherwise, the computer can be unsure which program to associate the data file with.

A place should be specified where students can save their log/report files.  Permissions should be such that students can write files, but cannot delete or overwrite existing ones.

When the exercise is finished, tutors can uplift the report/logs and view or assess them.

(b) Via the Web or CD-ROM

Tutors can make the CHALLENGE player, student builder or FRAP available to students through a restricted website, direct email or CD-ROM.  Scenarios and FRAP forms can also be made available this way.  

When they complete the exercise, students can email their reports or FRAP Forms through to tutors, or upload them to a designated website.

Although installation is preferable, the CHALLENGE player,  builder and FRAP can be run directly from a CD-ROM without requiring to be installed.  This is useful if you want to distribute scenarios via CD-ROM to extramural students who may be using public or work machines, where they are unable to install software.

Note: Do NOT make the full (teachers) builder available to students, otherwise they will be able to unpack scenarios and see the answer to the problem.