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ERIC Number: EJ1180237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
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Using Web Maps to Analyze the Construction of Global Scale Cognitive Maps
Pingel, Thomas J.
Journal of Geography, v117 n4 p153-164 2018
Game-based Web sites and applications are changing the ways in which students learn the world map. In this study, a Web map-based digital learning tool was used as a study aid for a university-level geography course in order to examine the way in which global scale cognitive maps are constructed. A network analysis revealed that clicks were negatively correlated with familiarity, but were positively correlated with area. More significantly, well-known countries did not act as central nodes within network-based mental models, but served a more complex mediating role in structuring the space between subregions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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