Introduction to SEAsite

Current 01/17/08


Contents

SEAsite Description

Contact Information

A Note about Frames

A Note about Java


SEAsite is a project supported by

at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Computer Science Department of Northern Illinois University.

The purpose of this project is to provide language instruction and other cultural, political, and social information about Southeast Asia. In particular, interactive language instructional materials for Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, and the Philippines (Tagalog) were developed over a three-year period starting in the Fall of 1997.  Beginning in the Fall of 2000, materials for Cambodia (Khmer) and Laos (Lao) were added.

These materials were developed for dissemination and use over the Internet and are accessible to anyone without charge. To make full use of these materials, you will need to have

Further instructions on how to obtain and install these can be found at Getting Started with SEAsite.

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Contact Information

To contact the authors of SEAsite, please send email to henry@cs.niu.edu

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A Note about Frames

A lot of people don't like frames.  We agree that using frames just to use frames is generally not a good idea.  However, we think that our reasons for using frames are good reasons: for example, you can scroll a reading and still have access to the language's dictionary or glossary without having to scroll or jump back.

If you use the suggested screen resolution of 800 x 600, we think you will agree.   If you are forced to use a lower resolution (640 x 480) you will still be able to see all the information, but you will often have to scroll horizontally to do so.  Most modern computers are easily capable of 800 x 600 and higher.

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A Note about Java and JavaScript

The interactive exercises and certain other elements of SEAsite require that your browser supports Java and/or Javascript.  Some regard this as a security risk, but all Java/Javascript programs used by SEAsite have been written by us, and will not do anything nasty.  All modern browsers support these features.  You may need to find out how to install and/or "turn on" Java and Javascript from your browser if it has been "turned off".

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Last modified: 07/12/12