Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2003)
Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
Byron Marshall , University of Arizona
Yiwen Zhang , University of Arizona
Hsinchun Chen , University of Arizona
Ann Lally , University of Arizona
Rao Shen , Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Edward Fox , Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Lillian N. Cassel , Villanova University
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL), launched in December 2002, is emerging as a center of innovation in digital libraries as applied to education. As a part of this extensive project, the GetSmart system was created to apply knowledge management techniques in a learning environment. The design of the system is based on an analysis of learning theory and the information search process. Its key notion is the integration of search tools and curriculum support with concept mapping. More than 100 students at the University of Arizona and Virginia Tech used the system in the fall of 2002. A database of more than one thousand student-prepared concept maps has been collected with more than forty thousand relationships expressed in semantic, graphical, node-link representations. Preliminary analysis of the collected data is revealing interesting knowledge representation patterns.
H. Chen et al., "Convergence of Knowledge Management and E-Learning: The GetSmart Experience," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Houston, Texas USA, 2003, pp. 135.