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Systems 2016, 4(2), 21; doi:10.3390/systems4020021

A Knowledge Comparison Environment for Supporting Meaningful Learning of E-Book Users

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Research Institute for Information Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015), Hangzhou, China, 30 November–4 December 2015.
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Academic Editor: Jon Mason
Received: 31 January 2016 / Revised: 27 April 2016 / Accepted: 28 April 2016 / Published: 16 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adaptive Educational Technology Systems)
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In this paper, we present an ontology-based visualization support system which can provide a meaningful learning environment to help e-book learners to effectively construct their knowledge frameworks. In this personalized visualization support system, learners are encouraged to actively locate new knowledge in their own knowledge framework and check the logical consistency of their ideas for clearing up misunderstandings; on the other hand, instructors will be able to decide the group distribution for collaborative learning activities based on the knowledge structure of learners. For facilitating those visualization supports, a method to semi-automatically construct a course-centered ontology to describe the required information in a map structure is presented. To automatically manipulate this course-centered ontology to provide visualization learning supports, a prototype system is designed and developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: meaningful learning; critical thinking; knowledge structure; comparison skill; course-centered ontology meaningful learning; critical thinking; knowledge structure; comparison skill; course-centered ontology
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Wang, J.; Ogata, H.; Shimada, A. A Knowledge Comparison Environment for Supporting Meaningful Learning of E-Book Users. Systems 2016, 4, 21.

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