The communication of ideas and in particular abstract concepts is greatly assisted with the aid of visual and audio resources. Panmultimedia digital resources can be used to create teaching resources for a wide variety of topic areas. In a classroom context, Roger Wagner’s HyperStudio software platform is a ‘golden’ benchmark that has been around since 1989 and has not been replaced as a child/student friendly software platform for working with multimedia in a self-directed learning context.
According to Wikipedia “HyperStudio is a creativity tool software program distributed by Software MacKiev. It was originally created by Roger Wagner in 1989 as “HyperStudio 1.0 for the Apple IIGS”, later versions introduced support for Mac and Windows. It can be described as a multimedia authoring tool, and it provides relatively simple methods for combining varied media. It has been available for purchase off and on over the years, and is now being marketed by Software MacKiev as “Version 5.1″, which is aimed mostly at an educational market.”
The HyperStudio tutorial manual provides a really good overview of the key features of HyperStudio and how to get started in using this software.
Roger Wagner has created a HyperStudio website that you can visit here: