A knowledge building community - Constructing a knowledge model using online concept maps

Moshe Leiba, Rafi Nachmias

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Abstract

Knowledge models are structured representations of knowledge using symbols to represent components of knowledge and relationships between them while a knowledge building community involves a collection of individuals sharing a mutual interest - the construction of knowledge. This study examines a knowledge building community involved in constructing a knowledge model through the process of concept mapping in academic instruction in a Web-based learning environment. The study aimed to explore students' usage, their attitudes and limitations in using concept maps as an online collaborative knowledge model. Results suggest that when using concept maps as a shared knowledge model in a Web-based learning environment, one should consider three limitations: the subjective nature of the concept maps, technological aspects and the scalability of the model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Education, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages147-151
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424408598, 9781424408597
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: 17 Oct 200618 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education, Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv
Period17/10/0618/10/06

Keywords

  • Concept maps
  • Higher education
  • Knowledge building community
  • Knowledge models
  • Web based learning environment

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