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LEARNING SCIENCE FROM DIGITAL TEXT WITH CONCEPT MAP DESIGN AND INTERNET IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Erdmann, Norbert and Mikkilä-Erdmann, Mirjamaija LEARNING SCIENCE FROM DIGITAL TEXT WITH CONCEPT MAP DESIGN AND INTERNET IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

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Abstract

During last decade digital books and also Internet are widely used in higher education. New technical devices like mobile computers and tablets have increased the potential of future learning materials which have a flexible format system and include dynamic media and links. Internet also offers plenty of learning materials in all kinds of formats and structures, like Wikipedia that students widely use for course–related research. It is often suggested that digital learning materials can be more flexible and attractive because of the dynamic features. But these dynamic features can also provide problems for students. Students easily “get lost” and are not able to read for understanding. However, previous studies have shown that students can gain a deeper understanding of the connections between the science concepts and principles when the concept maps are used in the digital learning materials. Based on the original idea of Novak and Gowin (1984) concept maps represent meaningful relationships among concepts and serve as a way to organize knowledge in an integrated manner. Concept maps can be seen as “a schematic summary” of ideas. According to Puntmabekar et al. (2007) there seems to be great potential to apply concept maps on digital text design because guidelines for designing effective hypertext are abstract and based mainly on common sense.

Item Type: Article
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Depositing User: Claudia Martínez
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 10:04
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/528

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