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Using a Free Web-based Concept Mapping Program in Online Teaching
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, University of Missouri, United States ; , Tunghai University, Taiwan ; , University of Idaho, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate graduate students’ development of content literacy understanding through pre- and post-concept maps in an online course. Students used a free web-based concept mapping program, called WebSpiration, to show their knowledge construction on the relationships of teaching, learning, and content literacy over a semester. Students also completed a pre- and post-test Community of Inquiry Scale (Arbaugh et al., 2008). The paired sample t-test and Pearson product-moment correlation were used to analyze the data at p < .05 level. The results showed that: a) There was a significant difference between pre- and post-concept mapping scores in paired sample t-test analysis; and b) There was no statistically significant correlation between gained scores in concept maps and gained cognitive presence scores of the Community of Inquiry Scale. Surprisingly, the correlation coefficient showed there was a negative relationship between the two variables.

Citation

Huang, H.W., Chang, T.S. & Taylor, L. (2010). Using a Free Web-based Concept Mapping Program in Online Teaching. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1040-1044). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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