Knowledge structures and the vocabulary of engineering novices. Presented at the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, July 13-16, 2004.

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Title:
Knowledge structures and the vocabulary of engineering novices. Presented at the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, July 13-16, 2004.
Author:
Coleman, Anita Sundaram
Citation:
Knowledge structures and the vocabulary of engineering novices. Presented at the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, July 13-16, 2004. 2004-07,
Issue Date:
Jul-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105110
Submitted date:
2004-07-31
Abstract:
This presentation is based on the refereed paper published in the ISKO 8 proceedings (see References for citation). It describes a study of the language used by undergraduate engineering students engaged in a civil engineering laboratory. LearnerĂ¢ s concepts and relationships in the area of soil consolidation were elicited in order to provide an understanding of the structural knowledge of novices and compare it with the knowledge structures of a human expert and a thesaurus tool. Concept maps and pathfinder networks were used to visualize and analyze the resultant knowledge structures of novice learners, expert, and tool. Results show that there is little similarity between the knowledge structures of the novice, the expert, and the tool. There is preliminary evidence that students with complex knowledge structures earn better grades thereby, encouraging collaborative research between instructional evaluation and knowledge organization in order to measure the educational impact of digital libraries (DL); for example, cause-effect relationships could be studied between the vocabularies used in browsing and other navigational systems in a DL and the educational outcomes achieved.
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Structures; Learning Science; Knowledge Representation; Knowledge Organization; Knowledge Management
Local subject classification:
controlled vocabularies; engineering; digital libraries; evaluation

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dc.contributor.authorColeman, Anita Sundaramen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-07-31T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-07-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationKnowledge structures and the vocabulary of engineering novices. Presented at the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, July 13-16, 2004. 2004-07,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105110-
dc.description.abstractThis presentation is based on the refereed paper published in the ISKO 8 proceedings (see References for citation). It describes a study of the language used by undergraduate engineering students engaged in a civil engineering laboratory. LearnerĂ¢ s concepts and relationships in the area of soil consolidation were elicited in order to provide an understanding of the structural knowledge of novices and compare it with the knowledge structures of a human expert and a thesaurus tool. Concept maps and pathfinder networks were used to visualize and analyze the resultant knowledge structures of novice learners, expert, and tool. Results show that there is little similarity between the knowledge structures of the novice, the expert, and the tool. There is preliminary evidence that students with complex knowledge structures earn better grades thereby, encouraging collaborative research between instructional evaluation and knowledge organization in order to measure the educational impact of digital libraries (DL); for example, cause-effect relationships could be studied between the vocabularies used in browsing and other navigational systems in a DL and the educational outcomes achieved.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Structuresen_US
dc.subjectLearning Scienceen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Representationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subject.othercontrolled vocabulariesen_US
dc.subject.otherengineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherevaluationen_US
dc.titleKnowledge structures and the vocabulary of engineering novices. Presented at the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, July 13-16, 2004.en_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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