Adobe Flash was widely used for 25 years to create educational web-based media content, including animations, interactive learning objects, 3D learning objects, and some older video files. Adobe stopped supporting Flash in 2020, which led to the redevelopment of more than 500 applications for BCIT Schools, including many reusable templates. Here are some sample templates:
The Distribution Game is a two-in-one game that lets students experiment with managing product distribution for a retail business. An algorithm embedded in the game simulates the Bullwhip Effect, in which a jump in demand is followed by a leveling out of the demand. Using this supply-and-demand algorithm, the game calculates key attributes such as operating profit, net profit, and order fill rate.
This application allows the user to construct a building with all the required layers: studs, internal and external wall features, and finishing. It then calculates the thermal resistance of the assembly. Users can also select the applicable climate zone and building code.
3D Anatomy Models
Using Unity web and our own frameworks, we’ve created 3D models that learners can explore using simple mouse controls and UI toggles. Models adapted for the SoHS include the Brain, the Aorta and Great Vessels, and the Carotid Artery.
GM 4L60-E Transmission
Learners can use this application to disassemble a transmission by using the mouse pointer to drag away the individual components. They can view the transmission module in normal mode and transparent mode. Transparent mode allows them to see through the transmission and select specific parts to view while the transmission is still intact.