Polymorph navigation utilizing domain-specific metadata: Experienced benefits for e-learners

Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary, Stefan Oppl

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Abstract

Interactivity has become a crucial issue in most domain-specific applications. For content-rich applications navigation can be designed in a user-centered way utilizing metadata. In this way standard access facilities can be enriched using inherent domain structures. They enforce systemic understanding and support individualized learning management. In case the latter is enhanced through coupling communication facilities directly to content elements, learners can be encouraged to share individual perspectives on the provided content. In this paper we introduce and compare two different navigation design solutions that even can be used complementary. Our empirical findings indicate that learners appreciate the intertwining of linear browsing and association-based selection, as they need various structures to keep control over their learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2011 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2011
Subtitle of host publication29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics
Pages45-52
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event29th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011 - Rostock, Germany
Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameECCE 2011 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2011: 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics

Conference

Conference29th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011
CountryGermany
CityRostock
Period24.08.201126.08.2011

Keywords

  • concept mapping
  • domain ontology
  • self-directed learning
  • topic maps

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