Hypermedia Courseware: Structures of Communication and Intelligent Help

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Structures of Communication and Intelligent Help for Hypermedia Courseware, held at Espinho, Portugal, April 19–24, 1990

  • Armando Oliveira
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hypermedia for Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Armando Oliveira
      Pages 3-10
    3. Maria Céu do Taveira, Bártolo P. Campos, Duarte C. Pereira, José C. Vaz
      Pages 61-69
    4. Heinz Mandl, Wolfgang Schnotz, Emmanuel Picard, Michael Henninger
      Pages 70-76
  3. Hypermedia Language

  4. Help Tools for Hypermedia and AI in Hypermedia

  5. Ergonomics for Hypermedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Duarte Costa Pereira, Armando de Oliveira, José Carlos G. Vaz
      Pages 207-212
    3. Alessandro Micarelli, Paolo Balestra
      Pages 213-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About these proceedings


This book is based on the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Structures of Com­ munication and Intelligent Help for Hypermedia Courseware, which was held at Espinho, Portugal, April 19-24, 1990. The texts included here should not be regarded as untouched proceedings of this meeting, but as the result of the reflections which took place there and which led the authors to revise their texts in that light. The Espinho ARW was itself to some extent the continuation of the ARW on Designing Hypermedia/Hypertext for Learning, held in Germany in 1989 (D. H. Jonassen, H. Mandl (eds.): Designing Hypermedia for Learning. NATO ASI Series F, Vol. 67. Springer 1990). At that meeting an essential conclusion becarne apparent: the importance and interest of hyper­ media products as potential pedagogical tools. It was then already predictable that the enormous evolution of hypermedia would lead to its association with multimedia technologies, namely for the production of courseware. Parallel to the improvement of the didactic potential and quality which results from this association, it nevertheless brought along a natural array of difficulties, some old, some new, in the con­ ception and use of hypermedia products. Today there is agreement that one of the most promising technological advances for education is represented by the use of text, sound and images based on nonlinear techniques of information handling and searching of hypermedia architectures. The problem of hypermedia is fundamentally one of communication; this leads to an attempt at defining a language for hypermedia.


artificial intelligence communication ergonomics expert system hypermedia hypermedia language hypertext intelligence intelligent help knowledge learning linguistics multimedia proving psycholinguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Secção Autónoma de Didáctica e Tecnologia Educativa, Universidade de AveiroCampo Universitário de SantiagoAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77704-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77702-8
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