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Oct 23rd, 2007
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 203
Mountain Time
Session Type: Afternoon Seminar
Today's students favor visuals and social computing tools, while instructors want to foster the development of deep, expert knowledge. Using concept maps connects student desires and instructor objectives. INHOLLAND University of Professional Education and the University of British Columbia have innovatively linked concept maps, rich media, and Web-based content.

At INHOLLAND University students learn in a visual and social online environment, using concept maps to engage in argumentation, writing, reflection, and brainstorming. Combinations of concept maps and rich media with a learning management system, wikis, and blogs help students create a unique yet structured viewpoint that retains a bird's-eye view of complex ideas and concepts.

Instructors and staff from INHOLLAND, SURFdiensten, and UBC will discuss the process of choosing, implementing, and piloting a new concept mapping tool; demonstrate 10-plus practices and templates; and present tools in a hands-on manner.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity and a Web browser installed. If circumstances prevent you from bringing a laptop to the seminar, please e-mail Victoria Fanning at