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Knowledge and Concept Mapping: Context to Content

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Depict complex tacit and explicit knowledge and context
Reflect how separate facets integrate or influence outcomes
Connect and display areas of influence, challenges
Illustrate concepts, process and knowledge flow around “Focus Question”
Promote new knowledge and learning - apply for improved outcomes
Temporal, artifact, iterative

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Knowledge and Concept Mapping: Context to Content

  1. 1. The KM Reference Group Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 10am EDT Practical Applications of Knowledge Mapping Presenters: Elizabeth McLean, KM Analyst M/CIO/ITSD/KM USAID Ann Hendrix-Jenkins and Rebecca Simon, K4Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Lynn M. Van Lith, Senior Technical Advisor-HIV/AIDS and Sita Magnuson of dPict Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
  2. 2. Knowledge Mapping http://www.bantjes.com/project/varoom-15-knowledge
  3. 3. Generate>Capture>Share >Assess>Apply • System maps are visual representations of your knowledge domain, where proximity and connections between entities are used to express the relationships between them. System maps can be descriptive or conceptual. • Mind maps or concept maps are examples of the more conceptual system maps. So are process maps. All of these maps help to organize concepts and entities, and they are often used to communicate the key …vocabulary of your domain. AIIM: http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/How-to-Determine-the-Best-Form-for-yourTaxonomy#sthash.XXEkkTiP.dpuf
  4. 4. Decoding the terms Type Description Knowledge Maps Graph representing what knowledge resides where, shows knowledge flow patterns. Directory of where to go for expertise and how assets are connected. (SDC Knowledge Toolkit) Group Concept Maps* Novak 1970. Group ideas visualized about specific topic of interest. Structured. Brainstorming, Relational. Participatory. Multiple ideas. Learning/Research in given topic/context. Concept Maps Trokim 1980s. Capture and archive expert tacit knowledge concepts graphically. Gaps easy to spot and revisit with SME. Mind Maps Buzan 1970s. Diagram used to depict facets of single topic with categories and subs radiating off of it. Individualized.
  5. 5. Concept Mapping as KM Tool Tacit and Explicit Transformed in Context Assess
  6. 6. Group Concept Mapping Can transform understanding of complex issues and processes and be visually memorable for tacit and explicit capture and application.
  7. 7. “…a good concept map is at once simple, but also elegantly complex with profound meanings. Concept mapping has been shown to help learners learn, researchers create new knowledge, administrators to better structure and manage organizations, writers to write, and evaluators assess learning.” Revised January 22, 2008. Cite as: “Novak, J. D. & A. J. Cañas, The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them, Technical Report IHMC CmapTools 2006-01 Rev 01-2008, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 2008", available at:http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ResearchPapers/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.pdf.
  8. 8. Components What Are Group Concept Maps? • Graphical tools for organizing and visualizing knowledge • Based on concepts and the relationships links by connecting lines • Linking words or phrases describe the relationship between two concepts • 2-dimensional node-links depict most important concepts and relationships • Hierarchical • Context established by “Focus Question” and how knowledge and learning is being applied • Cross-links show relationships to concepts in different segments or domains on the map – crucial to the creation, realization and application of new knowledge • Can include specific examples of events or objects that clarify of a given concept http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/howto/assesslearning/conceptmaps.html
  9. 9. Applied Components http://infovis.net/imagenes/T1_N141_A4_CmapTools.gif
  10. 10. Benefits • Depict complex tacit and explicit knowledge and context • Reflect how separate facets integrate or influence outcomes • Connect and display areas of influence, challenges • Illustrate concepts, process and knowledge flow around “Focus Question” • Promote new knowledge and learning apply for improved outcomes • Temporal, artifact, iterative
  11. 11. Practical Applications: H3C HIV Lynn Van Lith Sita Magnuson and the Evidence Review: Impact of Health Communication on HIV Prevention Outcomes at the H3C HIV Expert Consultation
  12. 12. Practical Applications Ann-Hendrix Jenkins Rebecca Simon and the K4Health Global Health Share Fair Wall

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