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Reading Strategies in Hypertexts and Factors Influencing Link Selection
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, , University of Westminster, United Kingdom

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper reports on a study that examines the reading strategies in a hypertext environment. The study focuses on text based hypertexts. The study used the think aloud method to examine readers' strategies and the factors that influence the selection of hypertext links. The results show that participants used four strategies: serial, serial overview, mixed, and mixed overview. The data also revealed three factors that influence hyperlink selection: coherence, personal interest, and location. Interestingly, the findings showed no significant differences between different reading goals and use of strategy.

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Protopsaltis, A. & Bouki, V. (2006). Reading Strategies in Hypertexts and Factors Influencing Link Selection. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 450-457). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 16, 2022 from .

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