ERIC Number: ED367417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
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Reinventing the Community College Catalog Using Hypertext for IBM.
Rock, Charles B.
In an attempt to provide a more useful and economical alternative to the traditional college catalog, St Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (SCC), in Missouri, has developed a hyptertext program. The hypertext format links pools of information that can be accessed at the rate and depth of detail that the end user desires. The hypertext catalog is organized into several levels. The first level is the introduction and main menu, which provide degree and certificate menus, a calendar, and academic policies. The second level of information provides more specific information, including lists of Associate in Arts programs alphabetically, academic events by semester, and admissions procedures. The next level provides a link between course listings and course descriptions, and a subsequent link leads to listings of course prerequisites. Finally, there is a glossary and help function, which provide definitions of college terms and detailed explanations of the keyboard command structure. Users may use the program's print command to print a paper copy of some portions of the catalog, such as the curriculum for a class or an application form. Responses by high school guidance counselors and library users to the catalog have been very positive and SCC has seen considerable savings over the printed version. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Val MO
Note: Paper presented at "Reinventing the Community College," the Annual Computer Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College (10th, Nashville, TN, November 14-17, 1993).