Convergence of knowledge management and e-learning: The GetSmart experience

B. Marshall, Yiwen Zhang, Hsinchun Chen, A. Lally, Rao Shen, E. Fox, L. N. Cassel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages135-146
Number of pages12
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Print)0769519393
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2003 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 27 2003May 31 2003

Other

Other2003 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2003
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period5/27/035/31/03

Keywords

  • Computer science
  • Computer science education
  • Convergence
  • Databases
  • Electronic learning
  • Information analysis
  • Knowledge management
  • Management information systems
  • Software libraries
  • Technological innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Marshall, B., Zhang, Y., Chen, H., Lally, A., Shen, R., Fox, E., & Cassel, L. N. (2003). Convergence of knowledge management and e-learning: The GetSmart experience. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (Vol. 2003-January, pp. 135-146). [1204854] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2003.1204854