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ERIC Number: EJ834069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
A Comparison of Web-Based Concept Mapping Tasks for Alternative Assessment in Distance Teacher Education
Oliver, Kevin
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v24 n3 p95-103 Spr 2008
Three sections of the same distance education class completed a series of Web-based concept map assessments using one of two methods. Open-ended maps applied in section 1 led students to conduct more relational thinking overall, but variance in map items was very high introducing more subjectivity in scoring. Pre-selected term mapping applied in sections 2-3 led students to correctly classify many concepts and express proper relationships compared to an instructor's map. Identifying expected concept sets from the instructor's maps caused students some difficulty. The high volume of readings associated with the task appeared to further this problem. Students touted many benefits of mapping, including synthesizing and connecting course material, reading more intentionally, and thinking critically. (Contains 7 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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