Automatic Constructing of Concept Map in e-Learning Domain

by Chen, Hung-Che

Abstract (Summary)
¡@¡@e-Learning is becoming more and more important for many educational institutions, and many educators believe that there is a good potential for providing adaptive learning in e-learning environment. In order to support the design of adaptive learning materials, teachers need to refer to the ontology of the subject domain to be taught. Moreover, ontology can show the whole picture and the core knowledge of a subject domain. Literature reviews also pointed out that graphical representation of ontology can reduce the problems of information overloading and learning disorientation for learners. However, ontology constructions all rely on domain experts in the past; it is a time consuming and high cost task. It would be more challenge for those emerging new domains like e-Learning. ¡@¡@e-Learning is a new and fast developing domain, how to automatic constructing its ontology is a very important topic. In this research, we use some relevant e-Learning journals and conferences papers as input data sources, and apply data mining techniques to automatically construct the concept maps for e-learning. We also analyzed the evolution in e-Learning domain according to the concept maps constructed at different time periods. ¡@¡@The contribution of this research is automatic constructing the concept maps of e-Learning domain using text-mining techniques. It can provide a comprehensive and useful reference for researchers to do research, for teachers to do adaptive course design and for learners to understand the related knowledge in e-Learning.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Meng-Hsiang Hsu; Pei-Chen Sun; Nian-Shing Chen

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:concept map e learning domain ontology knowledge management


Date of Publication:08/01/2005

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