As I began to sit and read, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” by Borges I was confused on what to exactly talk about in my blog post. I read over Beth Anne’s article to see if I can get a feel of some ideas that may arise in order to create my post. She mentioned the significance of hypertext novels. So I sat there and thought about it, what exactly is hypertext novels. I did a bit of research and found out a couple of things. Now hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, where there are hyperlinks available to show readers links of new content or interactions.
This could be a very positive thing, especially for younger generations, with helping them learn more about the text they are reading and studying. I feel with the amount of novels given in a high school curriculum why not take some of these novels and study them with online versions with hypertext. I think that it would be a more appealing approach and students would be more willing to learn about the novel with the information provided through hyperlinks.
Even in college courses, hypertext novels can be essentially helpful to the students. Taking this on can create more group discussion and interaction in the class. This provides the fun of technology with the educational interaction these hyperlinks provide. Not only with novels, but with other forms of literature, hypertext can be idle in classrooms. Poetry for example is a genre of literature that is extremely hard for me to understand. However, with hypertext I feel a can become more engaged with the text and learn a lot with more explanation and discussion provided.