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Experiences Migrating Microcosm Learning Materials

Experiences Migrating Microcosm Learning Materials
Experiences Migrating Microcosm Learning Materials
Microcosm was an open hypertext system that evolved in the early 1990s, before the advent of the Web. Apart from its success as a research platform it was widely used for presenting interactive educational materials. Since the commercial version of the product ceased to be supported it became necessary for users to migrate their educational materials, generally to the Web. However, the SToMP consortium chose to implement their own environment copying parts of the functionality of Microcosm in order to achieve their educational objectives. This paper examines the motivations of this work in order to understand whether there were features that were available in Microcosm that were not replicated in current Web based solutions.
Microcosm, Authoring, Hypertext for Education
Davis, HC
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Bacon, RA
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Davis, HC
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Bacon, RA
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Davis, HC and Bacon, RA (2004) Experiences Migrating Microcosm Learning Materials. At Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext 2004 Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext 2004.

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Abstract

Microcosm was an open hypertext system that evolved in the early 1990s, before the advent of the Web. Apart from its success as a research platform it was widely used for presenting interactive educational materials. Since the commercial version of the product ceased to be supported it became necessary for users to migrate their educational materials, generally to the Web. However, the SToMP consortium chose to implement their own environment copying parts of the functionality of Microcosm in order to achieve their educational objectives. This paper examines the motivations of this work in order to understand whether there were features that were available in Microcosm that were not replicated in current Web based solutions.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 2004
Venue - Dates: Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext 2004, 2004-08-01
Keywords: Microcosm, Authoring, Hypertext for Education
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 259669
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259669
PURE UUID: 5555b7b9-d4c1-450a-9de6-160667452994
ORCID for HC Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:20

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Author: HC Davis ORCID iD
Author: RA Bacon

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