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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 245–262 | Cite as

Hypermedia authoring tools based on OLE technology

  • Joaquim Sousa Pinto
  • Joaquim Arnaldo Martins
  • H. W. J. Borst Pauwels
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
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Abstract

This paper report on recent and on going work related to the design of a set of hypermedia authoring tools intended to produce courseware, to be used for self learning or distance learning and training environments in a cooperative way. These tools have roots in a standalone hypermedia editor developed to create courseware, to which were added other tools to enhance its usability, namely a hypermedia player to view courseware in self study mode, and a hypermedia browser to create, to navigate and to display graphically the hypermedia document structure. The underlying metaphors are the overhead projector, the transparency and the layer. This system was developed for the MS-Windows environment, supporting OLE technology. We discuss the impact that such technology might have on the “look and feel” of hypermedia learning material and we describe the implementation of a Hypermedia Editor, Browser and Player tools.

Part of this work is carried out in the context of the Co-Learn European project, which is aiming to design and to implement a third generation cooperative learning environment.

Keywords

hypermedia multimedia human computer interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquim Sousa Pinto
    • 1
  • Joaquim Arnaldo Martins
    • 1
  • H. W. J. Borst Pauwels
    • 1
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade de Aveiro /INESCAveiroPortugal

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