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Saturday, March 19 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Navigating a Sea of Information

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The session will begin with a short overview of the new interface for the Adaptive Map digital textbook project. The Adaptive Map draws upon educational literature, and uses an interactive concept map-based interface to allow users to navigate the large number of interrelated topics in the textbook. The concept map that is the backbone of the tool replaces what would be the table of contents in a traditional textbook, but rather than simply imposing a linear order to the topics as one would in a textbook, the concept map is designed to mimic the highly interrelated knowledge structures of an expert in the domain area. Using information visualization techniques, this map is made into an easy-to-follow interface that allows people to navigate the information similar to how they would navigate in tools such as Google Maps. Past research results will be discussed as well as some possible future directions for the project.

Using the presentation of the Adaptive Map tool as a primer, attendees will then be asked to discuss different ways that we can go beyond simply making information available with technology and find ways that technology can be used to present information in an organized way that helps facilitate learning.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 205

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