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ERIC Number: ED330315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The American Short Story: From Poe to O. Henry. A HyperCard Application.
May, Charles
This report describes a computer-assisted instructional application created on a Macintosh computer using HyperCard software. The instructional program is aimed at those who teach college-level English education courses and those who are planning a course on the use of technology in the English classroom. It is noted that the HyperCard software was developed to aid in teaching English literature, specifically short stories, and provides access not only to the text of the short story, but also to concepts and patterns throughout the story. The rationale behind using the Macintosh computer, the concept of hypermedia and hypertext and, in particular, the use of HyperCard on the Macintosh, are discussed. Also described is the theory of short story analysis that underlies the computer application. The report concludes with a detailed discussion of programming using the HyperCard software, and suggests a method for creating unique applications to meet the needs of individual classrooms. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. English Dept.
Identifiers: Apple Macintosh
Note: Supported by the 1989-90 Dissemination Grant from the California State University Lottery Revenue Program for Instructional Development and Technology.