Collaborative Creation of Teaching-Learning Sequences and an Atlas of Knowledge

G., Nagarjuna (2009) Collaborative Creation of Teaching-Learning Sequences and an Atlas of Knowledge. [Preprint]

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The article is about a new online resource, a collaborative portal for teachers, which publishes a network of prerequisites for teaching/learning any concept or an activity. A simple and effective method of collaboratively constructing teaching­-learning sequences is presented. The special emergent properties of the dependency network and their didactic and epistemic implications are pointed. The article ends with an appeal to the global teaching community to contribute prerequisites of any subject to complete the global roadmap for an altas being built on similar lines as Wikipedia. The portal is launched and waiting for community participation at

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:prerequisites, education, teaching-learning seqeunces, semantic networks, concept mapping, knowledge cartography, network theory of meaning, road map of knowledge, collaborative portals
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy > Epistemology
Linguistics > Semantics
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:6588
Deposited By: G., Nagarjuna
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 20:05
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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