Cognition Theories and Hypertext Hypermedia Development Essay by Evelyn Labbate

Cognition Theories and Hypertext Hypermedia Development
# 1210 | 2,930 words | 7 sources | 1995 | US

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This paper presents issues in cognition and human information processing to be addressed during hypermedia development, and provides a simple methodology for increasing the learners' comprehension of the subject matter that translates into an enhanced learning environment.

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"The hypermedia revolution has inspired many to conceive and implement novel and innovative electronic teaching tools. A hypermedia product can provide a myriad of information, to be perused non-deterministically by the reader to the level of detail required to gain the knowledge desired. Both college professors and elementary school teachers are incorporating information "web wandering," as inspired by the popularity of the Internet's World Wide Web, into their curriculum to provide an alternate information resource for the student. In this vein, hypermedia is the vehicle to the information knowledge base. However, this approach of information retrieval for knowledge acquisition may not be appropriate for all learning situations, for example, for tasks or subject matter requiring deep understanding and learning. What is needed here is a hypermedia product that is the goal; the traversal of the hypermedia conceptualizes and emulates the relationships of the data that collectively represents the information domain to be learned. The hypermedia product, in this case, would be a definitive set of data as an instantiation of an information system. For this type of educational tool, the challenge for developers is to produce hypermedia that complements human cognitive processing to enhance meaningful learning by the reader."

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