1. The practice tests you took in computer lab were designed as part of a research study to evaluate how different types of hypertexts affect reading comprehension. That is, do hypertexts make it easier, more difficult, or have no affect on reading comprehension?
You read five different types of hypertexts:
1. Glosses, where you could move your mouse over a new vocabulary item to get the definition
2. Controlled Hypertexts, where you were given links to other texts that gave you additional information on various points made in the reading
3. Free Hypertexts, where you read a main text, and then you had to search the Internet to find additional texts to get more information on the topic
4. Controlled Hypertexts with glosses
5. Free Hypertexts with glosses
The following set of questions asks you to give me your feedback/opinions on aspects of the different types of hypertexts you read this semester:
o Which of the hypertexts (Glosses, Controlled, Free, Controlled Gloss, or Free Gloss) did you find easiest to use? Explain WHY you thought this type of hypertext was easy to use.
o Which of the hypertexts (Glosses, Controlled, Free, Controlled Gloss, or Free Gloss) did you find most difficult to use? Explain WHY you thought this type of hypertext was difficult to use.
o Do you prefer to read a text with GLOSSES? WHY?
o Did you use the correct answers to check and grade your own answers?
o Did your grades on the Reading Comprehension tests improve as you continued to do more of them?
o Please make ONE specific suggestion for how these hypertexts may be improved and/or changed.