Using Concept Maps and Other Visualization Tools

4b: Using Concept Maps and Other Visualization Tools

In this module, faculty learn how to use concept maps and a variety of visualization tools to assist students in understanding complex concepts, principles, and ideas and the important relationships between them.

To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more techniques, such as integrating visual tools in classroom or online presentations, asking students to use visual tools to answer questions, or teaching students to use concept maps to prepare for exams.


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Module References

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Bruff, D. (2015, March 16). Mapping a discussion with clickable image polls [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/mapping-a-discussion-with-clickable-image-polls/ 

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Carnegie Mellon University, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation. (n.d.). Using concept maps. Retrieved from https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/assesslearning/conceptmaps.html 

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EDUCAUSE. (2007, January 15). 7 Things You Should Know about Digital Storytelling. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2007/1/7-things-you-should-know-about-digital-storytelling 

Franker, K. (2017, February 21). Rubric for graphic organizers – Inspiration diagrams/concept maps. University of Wisconsin-Stout. Retrieved from https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/inspirationrubric.html 

Newbury, P. (2010, August). Concept mapping in Astro 101. Paper presented at Cosmos in the Classroom, Boulder, CO. Abstract retrieved from http://blogs.ubc.ca/polarisdotca/files/2011/01/ConceptMappingWorkshop.pdf 

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Picard, D., & Bruff, D. (2016, June). Digital timelines. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/digital-timelines/

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Schau, C., Mattern, N., & Zeilik, M. (1995). Solar system fill-in concept map. Retrieved from http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/oldflag/tools/conmap/solarkey.htm 

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