ERIC Number: ED308882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Hypertext: Behind the Hype. ERIC Digest.
Bevilacqua, Ann F.
This digest begins by defining the concept of hypertext and describing the two types of hypertext--static and dynamic. Three prototype applications are then discussed: (1) Intermedia, a large-scale multimedia system at Brown University; (2) the Perseus Project at Harvard University, which is developing interactive courseware on classical Greek civilization using HyperCard; and (3) Project Jefferson at the University of Southern California, which has developed applications using the Apple Macintosh hardware and HyperCard software. Problems of hypertext systems, such as orientation to the database, cognitive overload, and compatibility, are considered. A few brief hypertext definitions are included. (6 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Organization
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.