Authors: Jan W.A. Lanzing
Addresses: University of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, Division of Educational Instrumentation, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Abstract: Concept mapping is a powerful technique that allows learners to gain a better overview and understanding of structural characteristics of a knowledge domain. Furthermore, the structural correspondence between concept maps and hypermedia enables one to use concept mapping as a hypermedia design technique. Creating concept maps is an intellectual process, and as such may very well be influenced by individual cognitive characteristics. In this research the creation of concept maps is correlated with the cognitive styles identified by Pask. Consequences for a new hypermedia design methodology are drawn. More advanced concept mapping tools are identified.
Keywords: concept mapping; cognitive styles; hypermedia design; collaboration; learning.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1998 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.124 - 140
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