HyperCard, Apple, Hypertex…?


With the information given in Mike Levy’s book and this data coming from the Wikipedia, to try find a relation between the three words written in the tittle of this entry (HyperCard, Apple, Hypertex) and why the creation of HyperCard has been so important for educational computing.

Please, use the comments section below to add your answers.

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7 thoughts on “HyperCard, Apple, Hypertex…?

  1. The first person who coined the word Hypertext was Ted Nelson in 1965. It means texts displayed in a computer with references to other texts that the reader can access immediately. The non-linear approach to text was derived from that work.
    Appart from texts the links may contain tables, images, video, and other kind of information. That is called Hypermedia, and it is the base of the application programm HyperCard, becoming well known when released for the Macintosh Computer in 1987. As Levy says Hypercard has had a resounding influence across educational computing since once created the links, information is easily accessible.
    The hypertext concept has in part responsible for the growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

  2. Developing CALL means to use a mark-up language to enable publishing on the WWW such as Hypertext (HTML), which is a set of instuctions that are inserted into a plain text file displayed on a computer with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence. Apart from running text, hypertext may contain tables, images and other presentational devices. The most extensive example of hypertext today is the World Wide Web.

  3. The problem to properly understand HyperCard is, for me, not to be able to use it, at least as a demo. I've been surfing a little trying to find a way to make myself clear about the actual use of such a system or program. As it appears, HC is as a template in which one could drop or insert commands, text fields, buttons, frames, etc. to build an application of any sort: a game, an office work, a schedule, an enhanced photo album, etc.

    Could you be so kind (Maria) to provide further information about the performance of HyperCard applied to CALL?

    Thanks in advance

    Vicente

  4. Hi Vicente,

    HyperCard is something invented in the past that now has evolved to other tools. There are not direct implications in CALL, because it was not created for such matters. All you have to do is trying to find out to what kind of tool has evolved and why it could be good for teaching languages.

    Happy new year!

    María Jordano

  5. Hi Vicente,

    HyperCard is something invented in the past that now has evolved to other tools. There are not direct implications in CALL, because it was not created for such matters. All you have to do is trying to find out to what kind of tool has evolved and why it could be good for teaching languages.

    Happy new year!

    María Jordano

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