ConceptMapWiki - A Collaborative Framework for Agglomerating Pedagogical Knowledge

Lauri Lahti
2011 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies  
We propose a new educational framework, ConceptMapWiki, that is a wiki representing pedagogical knowledge with a collection of concept maps which is collaboratively created, edited and browsed. The learners and educators provide complementing contribution to evolving shared knowledge structures that are stored in a relational database forming together inter-connected overlapping ontologies. Every contribution is stored supplied with time stamps and a user profile enabling to analyze maturing of
more » ... knowledge according to various learner-driven criteria. Pedagogically motivated learning paths can be collaboratively defined and evaluated, and educational games can be incorporated based on browsing and editing concept maps. The proposed framework is believed to be the first wiki architecture of it's kind, designed for personalized learning with an evolving knowledge repository relying on adaptive visual representations and sound pedagogical motivation. Initial experiments with a functional online prototype indicate promising educational gain and suggest further research.
doi:10.1109/icalt.2011.54 dblp:conf/icalt/Lahti11 fatcat:4krg6gi4jbe7jeu2ry2qdbaexu