Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Instructional hypennedia programs seem to define the current trend in today's educational institutions. These multimedia programs, most often found on CD-Roms (compact disks, which can be read, but not written to), make use of the computer to coordinate and present text, graphics, audio, animation, and video within a single document. They are classified as "hype1media" because of the way in which the various elements can be accessed. Rather than being limited to a linear presentation, in which each element is dispensed in a predetermined sequence to all users, Yang and Moore (1995) define hypermedia as a "non-linear association of information .... [ which have a linkage] based on [the] users' real-time decisions, not on a predete1mined sequence" (p. 4). Thus, the user of the program has the ability to select multiple paths through which to approach the information. This means that each user can independently decide both the flow of the presentation, and which portions of the material need to be attended to or disregarded.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Educational Technology

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

Second Advisor

Deborah L. Tidwell


If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit a request to and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (27 leaves)



File Format


Included in

Education Commons