Hypertext literacy:an experiment with university students in Mathematics

-Vittorio Picciarelli, Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica,Università degli Studi di Bari

-Giuseppe Zito,Giuseppe.Zito@cern.ch
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare,Sezione di Bari


About 100 sophomore mathematics students of Bari University have been involved in a mini-course on hypertext literacy. We report on the results obtained by analyzing two questionnaire answer's on
  1. the structure and the benefits of the minicourse
  2. its impact on the affective domain.
Statistically significant shifts (toward positive values) have been found in 5 out of 7 attitude traits.

Moreover the proposed activities have been judged, in the complex, very positively and valid with respect to the student's future profession.

Why this minicourse

The student sample

Outline of the mini-course

The questionnaires administered

The results obtained