Concept Mapping for Teaching Art History

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Christine Cavalier presentation at "The Semantic Web, Libraries, and Visual Resources" session at VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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Concept Mapping for Teaching Art History

  1. 1. Christine Cavalier, Tufts University
  2. 2. <ul><li>Lineland: </li></ul><ul><li>“ lustrous points” </li></ul><ul><li>Flatland: geometric shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Spaceland: </li></ul><ul><li>3-dimensional spheres </li></ul>
  3. 7. Wikipedia: “A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.”
  4. 8. <ul><li>Slide Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Image collections </li></ul><ul><li>Course management tools </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading assignments, articles (.pdfs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and other databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>Making connections within the course content and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Use for classroom discussion/collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Use by students in developing for papers or projects </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Designing a course syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Even for developing a presentation for VRA/ARLIS conference! </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>http://vue.tufts.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source mapping and presentation tool </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>Visual tools (color, shape, line, text, layers) </li></ul><ul><li>Content outside of the map can be linked (urls, documents, pdfs, movie files) </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be inserted into nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Images and nodes can be made into pathways, which can become instant presentations </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>The user can search certain resources through VUE. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources include: Fedora, Flickr, JStor, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, PubMed (NCBI), Sakai, Summize Twitter Search, Wikipedia (searched by Yahoo), Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>The user can add ontologies from local files or url links </li></ul>

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