This site is designed to peel away the layers of theory that come between teachers and students and show what students are capable of when given the opportunity. New technologies should enable learning, and it is a teacher's job to make that happen.

Embedded visuals are just the first step. As other elements become available, instructors must be prepared to address their integration into hypermedia projects. For example, I am extremely interested in interactivity on the web. How would an interactive element that the student created function in an argument? Questions like this will continue to emerge as the Internet metamorphoses into something *completely different.*

I would also like to note why I didn't discuss use of video or sound as rhetorical elements in design (though the topic is embedded visuals). I agree that video clips and sound are just as important as a good image when used appropriately. However, our lab disk space is limited and those formats can be very large. I am currently teaching an American Literature (American Literature: The HyperNarrative) course where I am emphasizing hypermedia development. The class builds in the multimedia authoring environment of Macromedia Director and we will be burning a CD of the project at the end of the semester. Part of the project will be converted to Shockwave for the web.

I have included a list of recommended sources. I also have an annotated list of external links mentioned within this article. Enjoy.





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