ERIC Number: ED490765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-15
Academic Writing in the 21st Century: Emergence of the Hypertext Essay
Ross, Jeffrey D.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Microcomputers in Education Conference in (Tempe, AZ, Mar 15, 2004)
This presentation explored the nature of hypertextual or electronically enhanced essays. The purpose of the presentation was to illustrate the change in academic writing which is occurring because of electronic text forms and hyper-linking. The author attempted to show that academic writing (and the culture surrounding writing) is becoming more commonly focused on web-based spatiality (linked text) than on traditional linear (page- to-page) forms. The presenter described three levels of hyper text essays. The presentation included actual models of student hypertext essays, a discussion of the development of hyper-textualization supported by handouts and a Power Point demonstration, and an open forum for questions and discussion. The following paper was referenced and distributed as a handout following the presentation.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A