Title: Concept mapping for eliciting verified personal ontologies

Authors: Laurent Cimolino, Judy Kay, Amanda Miller

Addresses: Smart Internet Technology Research Group, School of Information Technologies, Madsen F09, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ' Smart Internet Technology Research Group, School of Information Technologies, Madsen F09, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ' Smart Internet Technology Research Group, School of Information Technologies, Madsen F09, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Abstract: Concept mapping is a valuable technique for education evaluation. This paper describes VCM, a system based on this approach: it supports teachers in creating concept-mapping tasks intended to capture the student|s understanding or personal ontology of a small domain. A novel feature of our work is that the system verifies whether the student intended the map elements that will be used to infer their understanding and misconceptions. We provide a detailed description of VCM, linking it to related work and describe its qualitative evaluation.

Keywords: concept mapping; personal ontologies; knowledge elicitation; student modelling; self-explanation; education evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.004970

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.3, pp.212 - 228

Published online: 26 Jul 2004 *

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