Abstract

Generative strategies, where learners process the target content while connecting different concepts to build a knowledge network, has shown potential to improve student learning outcomes. While concept maps in particular have been linked to the development of generative strategies, few studies have explored structuring the concept mapping process to support generative strategies, and few studies offer intelligent support. In this work, we present a concept mapping tool that offers navigational support in the form of hyperlinks, where nodes in the concept map are linked to segments of text. We evaluate the effect of the hyperlinks on generative strategies and learning outcomes through a week-long high school study with 32 participants. Our results indicate that proper navigational and visual aid during concept mapping facilitates the development of generative strategies, with implications for learning outcomes. Based on these findings, we propose a constraint-based tutoring system to adaptively support the development of generative strategies in concept mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 18th International Conference, AIED 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages406-417
Number of pages12
Volume10331 LNAI
ISBN (Print)9783319614243
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2017 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jun 28 2017Jul 1 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10331 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2017
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period6/28/177/1/17

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Keywords

  • Concept map
  • Constraint based model
  • Generative strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wang, S., Walker, E., & Wylie, R. (2017). What matters in concept mapping? Maps learners create or how they create them. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 18th International Conference, AIED 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10331 LNAI, pp. 406-417). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10331 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61425-0_34