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Hypermedia Learning Environment for Mathematics

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages103
ISBN (Electronic)952-15-1505-8
ISBN (Print)951-722-561-X
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 1996
Publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

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NameTampere University of Technology. Publications
PublisherTampere University of Technology
ISSN (Print)0356-4940


This thesis describes the design, implementation and use of a software package for hypermedia based learning on mathematical sciences. The software package integrates hypertext, computer-aided exercises, graphics, videos and sound into a hypermedia based learning environment (HMLE). The design and implementation problems of hypermedia based learning environments in mathematics are presentation, input, comparison and evaluation of mathematical expressions, document conversion from ordinary text to hypertext, division of linear text to hypertext and automatic link generation. As a solution to these problems, HMLE consists of document conversion tools for Microsoft Word documents, presentation tools for mathematical hypertext documents and authoring tools for automatic link generation. In order to support learning, problem-solving tools and other cognitive tools should be integrated to hypermedia environment. As a solution, HMLE introduces interactive exercises generated by Mathematica, exercises with hints, links to animation and movie applications, links to mathematical applications, and concept maps. Finally, classroom experiences of hypermedia based learning environments are presented.

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