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Section: Software

MobiNet

Participants : Michael Adam, Franck Hétroy, Fabrice Neyret.

The MobiNet software allows for the creation of simple applications such as video games, virtual physics experiments or pedagogical math illustrations. It relies on an intuitive graphical interface and language which allows the user to program a set of mobile objects (possibly through a network). It is available in public domain for Linux, Windows and MacOS at http://mobinet.inrialpes.fr . It originated from 4 members of EVASION and ARTIS. The main aim of MobiNet is to allow young students at high school level with no programming skills to experiment, with the notions they learn in math and physics, by modeling and simulating simple practical problems, and even simple video games. This platform has been massively used during the Grenoble INP "engineer weeks" since 2002: 150 senior high school pupils per year, doing a 3 hour practice. This work is partly funded by Grenoble INP. Various contacts are currently developed in the educational world. Besides "engineer weeks", several groups of "monitors" PhD students conducts experimentations based on MobiNet with a high scool class in the frame of the courses. Moreover, presentation in workshops and institutes are done, and a web site repository is maintained.

This year, we obtained an LJK founding for 6 monthes of ingeneer which allowed us (with collaboration of the SED service) to port MobiNet to various OS with a decent packaging, and to delivered the new version 1.1.100. Moreover, we presented the software and our pedagogical experiments at APMEP'08, the French national conference of maths teachers.


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