With the growth of the Internet and web-based instruction, we find ourselves more and more living and communicating in a hypermedia world. The following provides a theoretical basis for understanding how people learn from the web. It also describes original research on the contribution of graphics and hyperlinks to recall and retention of information presented in web-based instruction.
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