Multiple Ways of Enriching a Web-based Learning Environment through Concept Maps
Thanasis Giouvanakis, Haido Samaras, Despina Bousiou, Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Macedonia, Greece
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Recognizing the undisputable educational value of concept mapping, this article presents, evaluates and categorizes multiple ways of applying this significant educational activity. It then describes the logic behind the design of a system that implements this activity in a semantic web environmet. An innovative feature is the integration of the functions of concept mapping within the framework of an existing learning environment and not the development of a new system from scratch, which would be solely focussed on the above activity. This feature made it possible for the central and multidimensional character of concept mapping to emerge since the incorporation of this activity interacts with various other educational activities. A second innovative feature is the use of an ontological design and the examination of the possibilities it has to offer to the adopted approach.
Giouvanakis, T., Samaras, H., Bousiou, D. & Tarabanis, K. (2005). Multiple Ways of Enriching a Web-based Learning Environment through Concept Maps. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4212-4220). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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