Analysis of how well a concept mapping website conforms to principles of effective assessment for learning

Mehmet Filiz, David L Trumpower, Sait Atas

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze how well a website that we developed (conceptmapsforlearning.com) conforms to principles of effective assessment for learning. The concept maps for learning website is the integration of a user management system and a concept mapping system. The user system is created by using PHP language whereas the concept map system is developed by using Adobe Flash software. The user management system consists of four different users: administrator, expert, operator and student. According to Greenstein (2010), there are three basic principles of formative assessment: student focused, instructionally informative and outcome based. It is concluded that the concept maps for learning website conforms well to principles of effective assessment for learning. Nonetheless, a few further developments are recommended for the website, such as inclusion of an online discussion forum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Concept Mapping
EditorsAlberto J. Cañas, Joseph D. Novak, Jacqueline Vanhear
Place of PublicationMalta
PublisherVeritas Press
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-99957-0-310-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Concept Mapping - Valetta, Malta
Duration: 17 Sep 201220 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Concept Mapping
CountryMalta
CityValetta
Period17/09/201220/09/2012

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Filiz, M., Trumpower, D. L., & Atas, S. (2012). Analysis of how well a concept mapping website conforms to principles of effective assessment for learning. In A. J. Cañas, J. D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), 5th International Conference on Concept Mapping (Vol. 3). Malta: Veritas Press.