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ERIC Number: ED416833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-19
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
(Relatively) Painless Computer-Assisted Instruction with HyperStudio.
Pina, Anthony A.
The College of the Desert (California) has created a multi-station technology training and development facility for faculty. HyperStudio has been adopted as the introductory tool for multimedia/hypermedia authoring for the following reasons: (1) the card/stack metaphor used by HyperStudio is easy for novices to understand and familiar to users of other authoring tools; (2) in place of programming languages or scripting, HyperStudio uses a friendly and intuitive interface that prompts users to make decisions about how their stack looks and operates; (3) multimedia objects, such as sound, animation, and video tape, are very easy to import and use; (4) HyperStudio stacks can be authored to run on both PC and Macintosh platforms; (5) HyperStudio stacks can be posted and run in their entirety on the World Wide Web; (6) Web Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and other software programs can be accessed from within HyperStudio; and (7) training users to author in HyperStudio takes significantly less time than it does to train them in higher end authoring tools. HyperStudio offers support for the most commonly used graphic file formats and the ability to export stacks as HTML documents for viewing on the Web. It also has the ability to create text hyperlinks or buttons, using a menu to select from a variety of functions. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A