Chapter 7: Multimedia and Hypermedia
(The Mosaic Handbook) Chapter 6: Using Mosaic for Multimedia
- What are the distinctions between multimedia, interactive multimedia and hypermedia? Give an example of each.
- What are sequential and non-sequential media?
- What are the relative advantages of sequential vs. non-sequential media?
- What is the importance of association in learning?
- What is the importance of the distinction between 'selection by indexing' vs. 'selection by association?'
- Do we need a "mechanized support tool for thinking?" Is the present personal computer such a device?
- What is a node, a link, and a link anchor? Express these in terms of HTML.
- What is the relationship between a map and hyperspace?
- What is one goal of the application of multimedia in cartography?
- Examine the graphic forms of electronic media. Which form of graphic representation is preferred?
- What is the basic problems associated with the computer representation of pictures, video, and sound? What is the solution for sound? How can this example be applied to graphics?
- What is multimedia authoring? Having written HTML's, are you a multimedia author? To what extent should people learn to communicate (write) in this way?
- What are the relative advantages of CD-ROM vs. computer networks for the dissemination of multimedia material?
- Can you imagine a hypermap? What type of hyper-elements could be incorporated with such a map?
- What is a viewer? How can the concept of viewers be extended to the display of maps? To the display of specialized maps?
- What are JPEG, Sparkle, QuickTime, MPEG?
- How is sound represented by computer? How can sound be used in a map?