From Text to Hypertext: Manipulating New Media in the Classroom

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Abstract. Encouraging learning is a very delicate and intelligent effort. When teachers enter a classroom, they are stepping onto a stage. For managing this stage where the students play the roles of novice learners and for encouraging them to elevate in their roles certain advancement is needed. With the careful transformation from just text-based way of teaching to computer-text/hypertext and manipulating new media strategies, teachers can engage students highly and control the learning environment very actively. Indeed, contemporary literature is influenced highly by digital technology and for this reason utilizing computers and texts with multimedia elements is an inevitable task for keeping the teaching processes updated. However, how teachers can incorporate computer skills and multimedia subject matters to express the lessons within them depend on a very deliberate awareness and knowledge of how to use and manage them in the classroom, which will be the main focus of this paper. 


Digital literature, Multimedia, Classroom

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