Rethinking The Academy:

How to Navigate This Text Without Getting Lost


You might well feel lost as you proceed in this hypertext.

To go back to the table of contents for this web at any time, click anywhere on the following icon:

Back to the Table of Contents

This icon will always bring you to the opening screen of this essay which is on a blue background, and which includes a suggested outline for reading called the "table of contents."


This web is designed for a variety of environments and browsers:


Internet Explorer 2.0 for Windows:

If you are using Internet Explorer 2.0, your toolbar looks like this:

[Internet Explorer 2.0 Toolbar]

Since Internet Explorer 2.0 does not support frames, you can use the Internet Explorer Back Button to move from screen to screen. The arrows will be grayed out (only partially visible) if you cannot move backwards or forwards from your current location.


Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows:

If you are using Internet Explorer 3.0, your toolbar looks like this:

[Internet Tool Bar Graphic]

Internet Explorer 3.0 has an intuitive interface that knows how to deal with frames. Accordingly, you won't need to use the "Back in Frame" option that was necessary in such browsers as Netscape 2.0x.

To move around in this essay using Internet Explorer 3.0, just click the Internet Explorer Back button to return to the previous screen.


Netscape 2.02 for Windows:

If you are using Netscape 2.02, your toolbar looks like this:

[Netscape Toolbar Graphic]

Netscape 2.0 browsers (including 2.02) allow the use of frames, the ability to divide your screen into a number of separate windows. Kairos is designed to take advantage of this feature.

However, do not use the Netscape Back button in an attempt to move back one screen; you will be thrown out of Kairos itself!

Instead, to move back one screen at a time, click on your right mouse button, and the following dialogue box will appear:

[Netscape for Windows Back in Frame Dialogue Box]

Click on "Back in Frame" or "Forward in Frame" to move around in this essay while using Netscape 2.02 for Windows.


Netscape 2.02 for the Macintosh

If you are using Netscape 2.02 for the Macintosh, your toolbar looks like this:

[Netscape for Macintosh Toolbar]

Like Netscape 2.02 for Windows, you do not want to use the Macintosh Back button to go back one page or screen at a time; if you do, you will be thrown out of Kairos itself.

Instead, hold down your mouse button for a few seconds, and the following dialogue box will appear:

[Netscape for Macintosh Back in Frame Dialogue Box]

Click on "Back" or "Forward" with your mouse to move around in this essay while using Netscape 2.02 for Macintosh. (If either option is "grayed out," that is, only partially visible, as in the above example, it means that you can't go in that direction from that location.)


Netscape 3.0 and Beyond:

(Note: the Netscape 3.0 Toolbar for Windows and Macintosh is exactly the same as those pictured in the Netscape 2.02 sections.)

Netscape 3.0 for both the Macintosh and for Windows (like Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows) is frame savvy, and can determine whether your last change rewrote the entire screen, or just a section of the browser landscape.

Accordingly, you can use the Netscape Back button to move from frame to frame, or from screen to screen.


Text-based Browsers:

Text-based browsers vary; see the documentation that comes with your program to find out how to move to the previous screen.


If you need help, send mail to kdorwick@uic.edu


Back to the Table of Contents


Last Modified: August 31, 1996

Copyright 1996 by Keith Dorwick