Why this minicourse
There is no doubt that computer network communication based on the hypertext technology is becoming more and more relevant both in the every days life and in educational settings. There is a need for people (especially for those,as in the case of university students in mathematics,who could be in the next future involved in education) to become familiar with this technology.
However the introduction of hypertext can easily becomes a barrier to those who are not familiar with the technology(Barnes 1994). It is therefore needed to evaluate its impact with people having different, probably quite low,"computer background".