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HyperDisc: A Hypermedia-Information System for Supporting Advanced Studying Design Rationale, Application, and Some Research Results
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, , University of Tuebingen, Germany

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Hypermedia environments have been attributed a high poten-tial for fostering learning. However, a critical review of em-pirical research reveals that many approaches failed to show clear advantages for learning (Rouet, 1992; Tergan, 1997 a, b, c). Tergan (1997 c, 1999) criticizes that many approaches suffer from conceptual and methodological shortcomings in hypermedia design and research. The authors of the article suggest an approach to overcome existing shortcomings. The conceptual and design rationale of HyperDisc, a CD-ROM-based open hypermedia information system for supporting advanced learning, is presented (Tergan, 1998; Tergan, Harms, Lechner, & Wedekind, 1998; Wedekind, Lechner, & Tergan, 1998). HyperDisc has been developed at the German Institute for Research on Distance Education for the purpose of research on navigation. The subject-matter domain is "Learning and teaching with multimedia and telematics." The system is currently used and evaluated in the context of a distance education course of the polytechnics Furtwangen (Germany). The curricular context and research results of two studies concerning the effectiveness of navigation in Hy-perDisc are presented.

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LECHNER, M. & TERGAN, S.O. (2000). HyperDisc: A Hypermedia-Information System for Supporting Advanced Studying Design Rationale, Application, and Some Research Results. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 9(3), 207-222. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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