Visual mapping and student learning: Online students’ perceptions, challenges and reflections
Recorded: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 7:20 am HST
Duration: 20 minutes
This presentation will describe and discuss how the use of concept or visual maps can support student learning in teaching online courses. Using data collected from online discussions, the author will describe how students perceive visual mapping as an instructional activity. It will discuss the challenges of integrating this tool into the curriculum of an online course. Also, it will identify the benefits and other uses of this tool from analysis of written student reflections. Finally, this presentation will discuss how educators can use concept or visual mapping in their own contexts to promote increased self-awareness, conceptual understanding, and enhanced strategic thinking among their students. It will appeal to those who are interested in using web-based applications to support the use of concept or visual maps in teaching and learning.
University of West Georgia
Danilo is a tenured Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia and International Division's President-Elect of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.