ERIC Number: ED354877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Hypermedia: The Integrated Learning Environment. Fastback 339.
Wishnietsky, Dan H.
Hypermedia is not a single technology; it is an integrated electronic environment that combines text, audio, and video into one large file. Users can explore information about a subject using several technologies at the same time. Although the technical foundation for hypermedia was established in the early 1970s, it was not until the late 1980s and early 1990s that the hardware for supporting hypermedia became readily available. In a hypermedia system, each component of stored information is a node, and the nodes are connected by paths. The paths that a user travels are determined by interest, experience, and need. Hypermedia systems have many classroom applications, and can revolutionize a student's view of learning with the hardware and software currently available. As hypermedia technology develops, the educational environment will advance beyond lectures, notetaking, and other common forms of learning. "Edutainment," the combining of education and entertainment, and virtual reality are extensions of hypermedia that promise to improve the learning environment. A 13-item resource list cites the names and addresses of organizations and journals that provide information about hypermedia. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Integrated Activities, Learning, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25; $1 for Phi Delta Kappa members; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.