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Educational exploration based on conceptual networks generated by students and Wikipedia linkage

, Aalto University, Finland, Finland

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: We propose a new educational framework for educational exploration based on conceptual networks generated and explored by students supplied with Wikipedia linkage. In the first experimental setups we had a group of students (n=103) to create high-frequency lists of word and links between words, and in the second experimental setup we had another group of students (n=49) to explore a subsection of hyperlink network of the Wikipedia corresponding to conceptual networks generated by students in the first experimental setup. We report findings based on comparison of word lists and conceptual networks generated by students, vocabulary ranking of British National Corpus, hyperlink network structure of the Wikipedia and exploration paths of students in the hyperlink network of the Wikipedia.


Lahti, L. (2014). Educational exploration based on conceptual networks generated by students and Wikipedia linkage. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 964-974). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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