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The Building of Knowledge through Virtual Maps in Collaborative Learning Environments
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, Colégio Dante Alighieri, Brazil ; , CNRS - GATE, France

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The intention of this paper is to show relevant issues (resulting from theoretical and empiric research) about how virtual maps can be used to elicit the building of knowledge and to encourage collaborative learning. For that purpose, we have been investigating how to manage information overflow and develop incentives to collaborative learning through projects using virtual maps built in the Nestor Web Cartographer: a graphical web browser. The virtual maps study is supported by rhizome principles whose characteristics allow us to understand the process of selecting and connecting what is meaningful for the multilinear building of knowledge. In this paper, a brief conceptual approach is discussed, major contributions and difficulties are presented and future trends about web maps are mentioned.

Citation

Okada, A. & Zeiliger, R. (2003). The Building of Knowledge through Virtual Maps in Collaborative Learning Environments. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1625-1628). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2021 from .

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