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ERIC Number: EJ956666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
An Innovative Concept Map Approach for Improving Students' Learning Performance with an Instant Feedback Mechanism
Wu, Po-Han; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Milrad, Marcelo; Ke, Hui-Ru; Huang, Yueh-Min
British Journal of Educational Technology, v43 n2 p217-232 Mar 2012
Concept maps have been widely employed for helping students organise their knowledge as well as evaluating their knowledge structures in a wide range of subject matters. Although researchers have recognised concept maps as being an important educational tool, past experiences have also revealed the difficulty of evaluating the correctness of a concept map. It usually takes days or weeks for teachers to manually evaluate the concept maps developed by students; consequently, the students cannot receive timely feedback from the teachers, which not only affects their learning schedules, but also significantly influences the students' learning achievements. In this paper, a computer-based concept map-oriented learning strategy with real-time assessment and feedback is proposed in order to cope with the problems mentioned above. Our approach provides immediate evaluation of concept maps and gives also real-time feedback to the students. An experiment has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this new strategy in comparison with the conventional computer-based concept map approach. It is found that our innovative approach can be significantly beneficial to promote learning achievements as well as the learning attitudes of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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