Cognition & Technology
October 6, 2005
CEP 909
Fall 2005
Stuff by day

In class:

Powerpoint from Class

Required Readings:

Kommers, P.A.M. (1996). Research on the use of hypermedia. In P.A.M. Kommers, S. Grabinger, & J.C Dunlap (Eds.), Hypermedia Learning Environments: Instructional Design and Integration (pp. 33-74). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ. (Download)

Plotnick, E. (2001). A graphical system for understanding the relationship between concepts.  Teacher Librarian, 28(4), 42-4 (Download)


Suggested Readings:

Joyce, M. (1995). Hypertext and hypermedia. In Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics (pp. 19-59). The University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI. (Download)
Koul, R., Clariana, R., & Salehi, R. (2005). Comparing several human and computer-based methods for score concept maps and essays. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(3), 227-239. (Download)
Ruiz-Primo, M., Shavelson, R., Li, M., & Schultz, S. (2001). On the validity of cognitive interpretations of scores from alternative concept-mapping techniques. Educational Assessment, 7(2), 99-141. (Download)



Reminder: All work for the class is to be turned in electronically so that others in the class may access your work. Put it on your web-page, on the e-groups, or whichever way you can make your work publicly visible. Assignments due next Wed at 11:59 pm.

Your homework this week is to do some experimentation with concept maps. This will be an extension of what we do in class. Specifically, you need to:

1) Find a victim / subject

2) Find a topic worth assessing (your choice here)

3) Decide how you will get a concept map from them (what prompts, what elements already existing).

3) Get a concept map from the subject on the topic. I think Inspiration will work if you're willing.

4) Capture it somehow (digital camera, scanner, printout, screenshot, etc.)

5) Submit your task, the resulting concept map, and your analysis of what you can deduce about the subject's knowledge on the task.

GROUP HOMEWORK: To be determined soon.


Reminder: Look at some other students work BEFORE you get to class on Thursday. Be prepared to talk about one other student's theory of mind in depth that you found particularly interesting or worth discussing.
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