ERIC Number: ED393414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Using Hypermedia To Turn University Teaching Inside Out.
Gardiner, W. Lambert
The penetration of computer and telecommunications technology into daily life has resulted in a paradigm shift from an industrial to a post-industrial society. That has created a fourth "generation" of media--hypermedia--to go with the previous three of speech, print, and video. Hypermedia is said to be the only generation that is completely extrasomatic, or involving both storage and transmission of information that is outside of the human body. This paper offers several models to demonstrate this paradigm shift and the resulting changes in individuals' subjective orientations to the objective world. Hypermedia has great potential in helping society manage post-industrial complexity; therefore, it is coming into use in university teaching in lectures, seminars, and individual tutorials. The electronic blackboard created by hypermedia capabilities is neat and versatile and allows students to be listeners and scholars rather than mere note-takers. (Contains 13 figures.) (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Paradigm Shifts; Postindustrial Society
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742. Contains some figures that may not reproduce clearly.