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Waniek, Jacqueline; Schafer, Thomas – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2009
The goal of this study was to examine the role of domain and system knowledge on learner performance in reading and information search in hypermedia. Previous studies have shown that prior knowledge is an important individual factor for effective hypermedia use. However, current research lacks a full understanding of how these two aspects of prior…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Prior Learning, Knowledge Level, Information Systems
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Hekmatpour, Amir – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1995
Proposes a model for online hypermedia courseware that presents information in a controlled and predefined structure. Measures and evaluates the model's impact on design time and student study time. Finds positive improvements in delivery and dissemination of technical subject matters and provides a better understanding of required development…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Authoring Aids (Programming), Courseware, Delivery Systems
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Barker, Philip – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1992
Special types of prosthetic devices have been designed to support the specific needs of disabled and handicapped computer users in retrieving information. Of particular importance are interfaces based on the use of sound, tactile operations, and gestures. Such interfaces may be used to provide disabled people with access to hypermedia information.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Information Retrieval
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Jones, Judi; Dietrich, Suzanne Wagner – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1994
Discusses the development of an abstract model for hypermedia test guides. The model uses an object-oriented approach and is built on the declarative foundation of first-order logic. This method produces a model that is easy to construct and extends to cover new media technology. (Contains 27 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Educational Media, Educational Technology
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Beasley, Robert E.; Waugh, Michael L. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1995
Assesses hypermedia design issues and examines how learners access information in a hierarchically organized hypermedia environment. Evaluates three browsing methods: "hotwords" and two distinctively different cognitive mapping architectures. Results suggest that the inclusion of a properly constructed cognitive map can diminish feelings…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cognitive Mapping, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Kearsley, Greg; Heller, Rachelle S. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1995
Examines studies that evaluate public access systems spanning experiments, field tests, and prototypes, and discusses quality control, cost-effectiveness, and issues for future research. Results suggest that system designers and developers need to be more selective in the type of evaluations they conduct; and there is a need for comparative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Kappe, Frank; And Others – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1993
Discusses applications of hypermedia technology in university environments and describes Hyper-G, a hypermedia project being developed in Austria as a universal hypermedia system. Topics addressed include information retrieval and maintenance; connectivity; computer aided instruction; communication; computer supported collaborative work;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Foreign Countries, Higher Education