What is HYPERTEXT?
-the medium used to transmit the information in a non-linear fashion via computer by clicking on a "link" using a mouse.
Hypertext links can access numerous types of material, for example, educational material such as course syllabus and resources, explanatory notes for a Web-based document, sources for references, explanatory notes, and commentaries by other writers, links to other relevant resources or publications, graphics, sound, video. By simply clicking, the user can be taken to a new bit of information, a new Web page or multimedia such as sound, graphics or video.
What is HYPERMEDIA?
- refers to information linked together in an easily accessible way. Hypermedia is more a method for accessing available information, which is the end result.
An example of hypermedia is hypertext links. When an Internet user enters a search term in Google or Yahoo and clicks the search button to find results, the information is presented as hypertext links with a bit of text describing the link. This helps the web surfer decide if these links are relevant to them and if they are worth viewing. If the first link is something that would be useful based on the blurb provided, clicking on the hypermedia — in this case a hypertext link — will take the web surfer to relevant information regarding their search.