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Alice

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What is Alice?

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation. By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

 

Where can I download Alice?

It is available for free at http://www.alice.org/

 

Our Class Assignments

Coming soon...

 

Want to know more?

There are lots of tutorials available on the Internet. Check out http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocalice.htm and http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice/aliceInSchools/workshop08/tutorials.php . There are also many, many video tutorials available on YouTube. Several are shown below (but there are lots of others). 

To view a tutorial, select one from the list and press Play (or simply click the video). To view the tutorials full screen, click the full screen  button at the buttom of the video.

In order to view these tutorials, you must first download the Flash Player.
   

 

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