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ERIC Number: ED427727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation into the Effect of Hypertext Structure on Student Use of Courseware.
Newmarch, Jan
The University of Canberra (Australia) has made courseware on the subject of computer operating systems available on the World Wide Web for a number of years, using a very simple hypertext format. Server logs have previously been analyzed to determine the amount of student usage. This paper reports on a restructuring of the courseware designed to produce increased use by means of a more sophisticated hypertext structure. The time costs in this restructuring, as well as the failure to increase usage, are reported. This has particular implications for educational institutions attempting to persuade instructors to place courseware on the Web. Five figures present the simple course structure, fine course structure, flexible course structure, monthly usage of old and new pages, and alternative routes through the courseware. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A