Collaborative concept mapping at the tabletop

Roberto Martínez Maldonado, Judy Kay, Kalina Yacef

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Concept mapping is a technique where users externalise their conceptual and propositional knowledge of a domain in a way that can be readily understood by others. It is widely used in education, so that a learner's understanding is made available to their peers and to teachers. There is considerable potential educational benefit in collaborative concept mapping, and the tabletop is an ideal tool for this. This paper describes Cmate, a tabletop collaborative concept mapping system. We describe its design process and how this draws upon both the principles of concept mapping and on those for creating educational applications on tabletops.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2010
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450303996
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference 2010 - Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: 7 Nov 201010 Nov 2010
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference 2010
Abbreviated titleITS 2010
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  • Information interfaces and presentation
  • Interaction styles

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