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Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques

Okada, Alexandra; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Sherborne, Tony eds. (2008). Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, 1. London, UK: Springer.

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Abstract

Knowledge Cartography is the discipline of mapping intellectual landscapes.The focus of this book is on the process by which manually crafting interactive, hypertextual maps clarifies one’s own understanding, as well as communicating it.The authors see mapping software as a set of visual tools for reading and writing in a networked age. In an information ocean, the primary challenge is to find meaningful patterns around which we can weave plausible narratives. Maps of concepts, discussions and arguments make the connections between ideas tangible and disputable.

With 17 chapters from the leading researchers and practitioners, the reader will find the current state–of-the-art in the field. Part 1 focuses on educational applications in schools and universities, before Part 2 turns to applications in professional communities

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 1-84800-148-7, 978-1-84800-148-0
Extra Information: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/books/knowledge-cartography
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 11766
Depositing User: Alexandra Okada
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2008 08:41
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 19:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11766
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