Using a Metro Map Metaphor for organizing Web-based learning resources
Per Steen Hansen, The Aarhus School of Business, Denmark ; Kaj Gronbak, University of Aarhus, Denmark ; Tove Bang, The Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper briefly describes the WebNize system and how it applies a Metro Map metaphor for organizing guided tours in Web based resources. Then experiences in using the Metro Map based tours in a Knowledge Sharing project at the library at Aarhus School of Business (ASB) in Denmark, is discussed. The Library has been involved in establishing a Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The LRC serves as an exploratorium for the development and the testing of new forms of communication and learning, at the same time as it integrates the information resources of the electronic research library. It is the objective to create models for Intelligent Knowledge Solutions that can contribute to form the learning environments of the School in the 21st century. The WebNize system is used for sharing of knowledge through metro maps for specific subject areas made available in the Learning Resource Centre at ASB. The metro maps now serve as the entrance to learning resources for several hundred students.
Hansen, P.S., Gronbak, K. & Bang, T. (2002). Using a Metro Map Metaphor for organizing Web-based learning resources. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 647-652). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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