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Hypertext is text displayed on a computer or other electronic devices with references to other text which the reader
can immediately access, or where text can be revealed progressively at multiple levels of detail. The hypertext pages
are interconnected by hyperlinks, typically activated by a mouse click, key press sequence or by touching the screen.
Apart from text, hypertext is sometimes used to describe tables, images and other presentational content with
hyperlinks. Note how hypertext is not just flat text with highlights or paragraphs omitted during display, but rather, the
text is hyper-structured with hyperlinks or other structures embedded inside a page, including hidden search words, to
control the display and connection with other pages or hypertext nodes.
It is an extension of the term hypertext, is a nonlinear medium of information which includes graphics, audio, video,
plain text and hyperlinks. This contrasts with the broader term multimedia, which may include non-interactive linear
presentations as well as hypermedia. The World Wide Web is a classic example of hypermedia, whereas a non-
interactive cinema presentation is an example of standard multimedia due to the absence of hyperlinks.

Multimedia refers to content that uses a combination of different content forms. This contrasts with media that use
only rudimentary computer displays such as text-only or traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material.
Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity content forms.

Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed, or accessed by information content processing devices, such as
computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia devices are electronic
media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine
art; by including audio, for example, it has a broader scope. The term "rich media" is synonymous for interactive
multimedia. Hypermedia can be considered one particular multimedia application.
Learning activity 1.3
Create a small document in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint about Hypertext,
Hypermedia and Multimedia. After this document must be shared in a digital
library, to do it, you need to log in upload the file and
copy the URL generated by scribd and paste in this activity.