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Title:University Students' Perceptions, Interpretations, and Preferences Regarding Two -Dimensional and Three -Dimensional Concept Mapping
Author(s):Downey, Steven E.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Scott Johnson
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Higher
Abstract:The results showed strong support and preference for the three-dimensional concept mapping environment for viewing and comprehending complex, multiple-perspective information and resulted in five prominent conclusions emerging from this study. First, information interpretation is similar for both environments. Second, visualizing content from multiple perspectives is useful to learners. Third, appropriateness of map environment usage varies. Overly simple or overly complex conceptual structures/domains are not appropriate for illustration as conceptual maps. Fourth, the two mapping environments focus attention on different levels. Three-dimensional maps promote understanding of the "big picture" while two-dimensional maps are best suited for analyzing smaller subsets of concepts. Fifth, there were no meaningful interactions between learning styles and treatment environments.
Issue Date:2001
Description:170 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017069
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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