Although it has been reported that disorientation is a motivational problem that learners tend to have while navigating within a hypertext environment and that metacognitive processing skills can determine a successful search on the Internet, the evidence of previous research is inconclusive with regard to the effects of metacognitive strategies and annotation applications on the development of EFL hypertext comprehension (Ariew & Ercetin, 2004).
Given its importance in a learner-controlled hypertext environment, it is essential to understand the factors that influence the extent to which EFL learners engage in metacognitive strategy use, hypermedia annotations, and learning motivation on hypertext comprehension.
The origins of hypertext can be traced to Vannevar Bush's article "As We May Think" in which he outlined a plan for the "memex" machine, an information storage system, built using microform technology, in which items would be catalogued according to "associative indexing" (45).
Hypertext came to refer to an electronic system of information storage and retrieval in which, taking influence from Bush, documents are linked associatively as opposed to being structured according to what are perceived as more arbitrary cataloguing systems which are not necessarily linear in structure.
The book ends before the emergence of the web as a popular medium in the 1990s; this is a historical account focused instead on the evolution of hypertext as a university research model.
This volume provides a sophisticated and vital history of early computing, usefully exploring conceptual ideas around hypertext, outlining the constraints on pioneering efforts to implement models of hypertext as technical prototypes, and ultimately demonstrating how these collectively shaped all subsequent efforts to develop computer-based prototypes for information structuring and retrieval.
Scholars are divided as to whether or not the act of reading differs across hypertext and print environments.
Hypertext, via the capabilities of markup languages, is therefore suited to literary and scholarly communication insofar as it can organize a document on many levels.
Researchers and teachers pursuing a constructivist view of learning favor hypertext
as a learning medium.
Let me take one step back and explain the hypertext
novel more fully.
architectures, linear, hierarchical, and relational
The purpose of hypertext
is not only to bring documents together but also to create a new document on the basis of familiar data, even if it is of necessity heterogeneous.
We studied whether instructional material that connects accounting concept discussions with sample case applications through hypertext
links would enable students to better understand how concepts are to be applied to practical case situations.
The Web, with its hypertext
navigational schema, made it possible to present an easily digestible amount of information on the surface, yet offered more in-depth detail should the student need or choose to seek it.
Across the experiments participants were asked to search in either QTVR (QuickTime Virtual Reality), hypertext
, or pictorially rich hypertext
environments; they were then tested for their ability to recall the products seen and to recognize product locations.