Lessons Learned from Unstructured Concept Mapping Tasks

Oliver, Kevin and Raubenheimer, Dianne (2006) Lessons Learned from Unstructured Concept Mapping Tasks. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, pp. 351-358. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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Two college of education faculty incorporated online concept mapping assessments in their fall 2005 distance education courses, varying in terms of content depth and participation. Students expressed great interest in mapping as an alternative form of assessment for distance courses, and performed adequately on assigned tasks. Attempts to involve students in collaborative pre- mapping and mapping were not entirely successful, as most students expressed more interest in developing individual maps, at least for purposes of assessment. For assessment purposes, recommendations include focusing student maps on concise content segments and using pre-selected terms to reduce the subjectivity of map scoring. For higher-order learning purposes, recommendations include gradually bridging to more open-ended maps, with increased content complexity scaffolded by mapping in small groups.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2012 11:14
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2012 11:43

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