TitleKnowledge Management and E-Learning: the GetSmart Experience
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMarshall, B, Zhang, Y, Chen, H, Lally, A, Shen, R, Fox, E, Cassel, L
Conference NameProceedings of the 2003 Joint ACM/IEEE Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2003), May 2003, Houston, Texas
Date Published2003
KeywordsAccounting, BIS

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL), launched in December 2002, is emerging as a center of innovation in digital libraries as applied to education. As a part of this extensive project, the GetSmart system was created to apply knowledge management techniques in a learning environment. The design of the system is based on an analysis of learning theory and theinformation search process. Its key notion is the integration of search tools and curriculum support with
concept mapping. More than 100 students at the University of Arizona and Virginia Tech used the system
in the fall of 2002. A database of more than one
thousand student-prepared concept maps has been
collected with more than forty thousand relationships
expressed in semantic, graphical, node-link
representations. Preliminary analysis of the collected
data is revealing interesting knowledge representation

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