Compass: An Adaptive Web-Based Concept Map Assessment Tool

Gouli, Evangelia and Gogoulou, Agoritsa and Papanikolaou, Kyparisia and Grigoriadou, Maria (2004) Compass: An Adaptive Web-Based Concept Map Assessment Tool. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 295-302. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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In this paper, we present the architecture of an adaptive web-based concept map assessment tool, named COMPASS, which aims to support the assessment as well as the learning process. The presentation of the main modules of the tool focuses on the representation of the domain knowledge and the learner model, the diagnosis of the learner’s knowledge and the generation of the adaptive feedback. Based on an assessment goal that the learner selects, COMPASS provides various assessment activities, which employ concept mapping tasks. The diagnosis process identifies and analyses the learner’s beliefs represented on his/her map in order to perform (i) a qualitative estimation of his/her knowledge based on a categorization of the different types of errors, and (ii) a quantitative estimation of his/her knowledge level based on specific assessment criteria. Aiming to stimulate learners to reflect on their beliefs, COMPASS incorporates different informative and tutoring feedback components, in terms of delivering individualized feedback.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2012 22:03
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 13:17

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