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Usability Analysis of Concept Maps as Knowledge Discovery Tools

Usability Analysis of Concept Maps as Knowledge Discovery Tools
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Author(s): Abdus Sattar Chaudhry (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)and Lee Yee Fuang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch196
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The potential application of concept maps in knowledge discovery is examined using a framework comprising usability, learnability, and task & technology fit. An online survey and follow-up interviews indicated that teachers and administrators at the Ministry of Education in Singapore were comfortable in using concept maps. They expressed that concept maps should to be integrated with search engine tools. Usability analysis suggested that enhancements in functional design of concept maps, improvement in quality of contents, and regular updating of resources were important to attract mass usage of concept maps.

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