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ERIC Number: ED370565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Hyper-Environment for Elementary Children.
Wiegmann, Beth A.
Educators working with elementary school children need to consider the impact of unstructured and structured hypermedia on the learning occurring in computer-assisted instruction. This paper discusses a case study of a collaborative group of four boys during a summer science camp. Their interactions with two different examples of hypermedia are observed. One program was a structured hypermedia approach that provided a framework for exploring videodisc information while exploring a hands-on activity. The second program was an unstructured hypermedia environment. The children used the hypermedia in different ways: with the unstructured hyper-environment, the children were satisfied to rely on visuals to gain information; with the structured hyper-environment, the children worked through the activity using the steps followed in the program. Teachers wanting to use the hyper-environment as a way to explore hands-on investigations using the computer should look for structured hypermedia programs. (Contains 6 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Multimedia Materials; Multimedia Technology
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.