Hyperlinked concept map enhancements for electronic study materials

Phythian, Mark and Das Gupta, Jishu (2008) Hyperlinked concept map enhancements for electronic study materials. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2008): To Industry and Beyond, 7-10 Dec 2008, Yeppoon, Australia.

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The use of topic maps and concept maps has long been encouraged by instructional designers as a means of providing an overview of content in study materials. Educational theory and practice affirm the effectiveness of concept mapping: as a concise summary of a body of knowledge; as a practical means by which students can construct and record their own knowledge; and as a means of evaluating student understanding. This paper presents the aims, methodology and initial findings of a project commenced in Semester 1 2008, to include hyperlinked concept maps as an enhancement to electronic study materials. The project aims to evaluate their effectiveness: in improving student understanding of the concepts in the course; and as a means of navigating and accessing electronic study materials. The course of study is in the field of Microcomputer Design.

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Additional Information: © Phythian, Das Gupta, 2008. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2009 05:18
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: hyperlink; concept map; electronic study materials
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4776

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