Friday, December 12, 2008

Isabella Soprano College

the zoo as a metaphor ...

As digital technologies are close to the needs of students, is more common to use terms from the web usability also in educational settings. A powerful tool that is often overlooked is the metaphor, often used in the design of computer interfaces. The Windows desktop is a classic example, and is also common to find metaphors in some conceptualizations of the universe 2.0 and FLOSS , like the bazzar and cathedral. But, undoubtedly, are the growing number of worlds educational virtual responsible for the increased use of metaphors in the design of virtual learning environments.


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