Hypermedia instructional design methodology



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Texas Tech University


This thesis discusses the need for a simple hypermedia instructional design methodology. The main objective of this methodology is to aid educators in creating a well-structured hypermedia application. This methodology focuses on the decomposition of the knowledge base as well as the navigational and interface aspects of the hypermedia application. The decomposition of the knowledge base is done using object oriented text decomposition techniques. Guidelines for the design of the navigation and interface of the application are defined as part of the design methodology. The navigational structure of the hypermedia application developed is validated using nodal metrics. The software tool that automates the methodology is intended to help educators in creating simple and efficient hypermedia applications.



Computer-assisted instruction, Hypertext systems, Interactive multimedia