Authors: Irene Kwan, Joseph Fong, Fion Chan, Jim Ngan
Addresses: Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ' Computer Science Department, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong. ' Computer Science Department, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong. ' Computer Science Department, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong
Abstract: Distance learning and life-long studying have become popular in Hong Kong. To better balance the time allocation between job and study, students have to plan their study carefully. They need a full picture of the course material, the course schedule, course interactions and guidelines for such planning. We adopt practical advice, methodologies and techniques to develop a web-based mind learning system with mind scheduling and mind mapping. Mind scheduling provides the administrator, instructor and student with the scheduling methods underlying the principles of the mind and schedule paradigms, which offers a good way of time management in a semester. Mind mapping consists of a map tile, which holds the subject the map by filling in the thoughts the user may have about the subject, describing that thought in more detail. Thus, course leaders, lecturers, administrators and students can collaboratively use this system anytime and anywhere to supplement classroom learning for better coherence between students and lecturers.
Keywords: mind mapping; mind learning; mind scheduling; web-based learning; e-learning; virtual learning; time management; distance learning; life-long learning; study planning.
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.100 - 115
Published online: 20 Jul 2005 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article