WWW-intensive concept mapping for metacognition in solving ill-structured problems

Slavi Stoyanov, Piet Kommers

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Concept mapping is one of the most intimate and most dynamic learning support activities that needs still a drastic further evolution of methods and tools. WWW-based concept mapping gains momentum quite fast now and needs a solid reviewing of the various approaches and the empirical effects. This article bridges the technological advance of WWW-based concept mapping tools and its more recent effects on learning by problem solving. The results show that it added value manifests in the phases of idea generation and selection. The mapping approach caused a broader perception and a greater diversity of ideas. The conclusion is that further investments are needed to make WWW-based mapping more accessible and integrated in WWW-based learning management systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-316
Number of pages20
JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
Issue number3/4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Concept mapping
  • Metacognition
  • Problem solving
  • Learning management
  • Learning support
  • Idea generation
  • Ill-structured problems
  • Rich internet applications
  • Web-based learning tools

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