Hexun-home. Web3.0. Concept Mapping Homepage. This www page has been consolidated in respect to Jan Lanzing.
The page is kept just like Jan left it behind right before he passed away on March 3, 1997. Many links have become obsolete since then. What is Concept Mapping ? Concept mapping is a technique for representing knowledge in graphs. Knowledge graphs are networks of concepts. Concepts and sometimes links are labeled. Concept mapping can be done for for several purposes: to generate ideas (brain storming, etc.); to design a complex structure (long texts, hypermedia, large web sites, etc.); to communicate complex ideas; to aid learning by explicitly integrating new and old knowledge; to assess understanding or diagnose misunderstanding.
The concept mapping technique was developed by Prof. Mind Mapping® is a popular related technique, invented (and copyrighted) by Tony Buzan in the UK. The difference between concept maps and mind maps is that a mind map has only one main concept, while a concept map may have several. Lawson, M. Everything elearning: Doing: Classification, Ontologies, Taxonom. Classification, Ontologies, Taxonomies Few things are more imporant (and more frustrating) than organizing and classifying content, material, and resources.
For example, putting together this site required a many decisions about how to organize links in pages, folders, etc. Which should be combined...which should be separated. The objective is to follow a system that others will find useful (and will make sense). Yet, often our organization strategies are derived from our intended uses (i.e. context). Taxonomies, Categorization, Classification "There are a number of applications that can help people create taxonomies and place information objects within their categories, although the amount of automation can vary. Faceted Metadata " Metadata is information about information: more precisely, it's structured information about resources.
A Taxonomy Primer "Taxonomies…thesauri…classification systems…synonym rings. 50 Awesome Semantic Apps for Educators. The semantic web has been touted as the next great frontier on the Internet.
Teaching computers to understand how the human brain categorizes and thinks is at the heart of this concept and promises to open the doors to easier and more efficient access to information on the Internet. For educators, this means that information available to students is of a higher caliber than what is sometimes available with traditional web applications. While this field is just starting to grow, there are several applications available right now of which educators can take advantage. From web browsing to research to blogging to collaboration, these apps will provide a taste of what may be on the horizon with the semantic web in education. Web Browsing Browsing the web can be difficult at times when you get bogged down in junk websites or dead links. BlueOrganizer. General Web Searching and Research Hakia. Specialized Research Citeline. Blogging Yahoo! Collaborating and Connecting with Others.
The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them. Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge.
They include concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes of some type, and relationships between concepts indicated by a connecting line linking two concepts. Words on the line, referred to as linking words or linking phrases, specify the relationship between the two concepts. We define concept as a perceived regularity in events or objects, or records of events or objects, designated by a label. The label for most concepts is a word, although sometimes we use symbols such as + or %, and sometimes more than one word is used. Propositions are statements about some object or event in the universe, either naturally occurring or constructed. Figure 1. (click on an image for a larger view) Another important characteristic of concept maps is the inclusion of cross-links.