[vet-mm] Re: Actionscript

claire claire at warrandytehigh.vic.edu.au
Tue Aug 28 17:54:52 EST 2007

Hi Peter,
Interesting issue. I don't know how different the 2 versions are, but 
others have also mentioned they are quite different. I'm still coming to 
grips with the current one!
The new/revised training package is still not out, although if the past 
one is anything to go by, it probably won't provide much guidance.
If the 2 versions are really different, I guess questions about 
scripting will either have to offer choices-javascript, lingo, 
actionscript 2 and actionscript 3... or be very general, 
psuedocode-type  script.
This sounds the sensible way to go, but who knows? I guess we should ask 
Yet another little issue to throw into the morass!
Claire :-)

peterfowler at optusnet.com.au wrote:

>Hi All,
>I was just wondering what if anything we as users of Flash are going to do about the teaching of Develop a multimedia script in 2008. Do we teach actionscript3 that is native to CS3 or do we maintain the status quo and teach actionscript2. If we introduce our students the new actionscript will the changes be reflected in the exam at the end of 2008? 
>The changes in the syntax seem quite substantial and require some time to rethink the way structure the code. 
>It would be nice to get some consensus on what is the optimum timeline to change over to actionscript3.
>I was contemplating introducing it to the Cert II class next year, but I would be interested in what other people think.
>If we intend to embrace actionscript3 can we look at getting some PD to help with the transition?
>Yours Sincerely
>Peter Fowler
>Swinburne Senior Secondary College 
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