Educational tool based on topology and evolution of hyperlinks in the Wikipedia

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School of Science | A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
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2010
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en
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233-235
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We propose a new method to support educationalexploration in the hyperlink network of the Wikipedia onlineencyclopedia. The learner is provided with alternative parallelranking lists, each one promoting hyperlinks that represent adifferent pedagogical perspective to the desired learning topic.The learner can browse the conceptual relations between thelatest versions of articles or the conceptual relations belongingto consecutive temporal versions of an article, or a mixture ofboth approaches. Based on her needs and intuition, the learnerexplores hyperlink network and meanwhile the method buildsautomatically concept maps that reflect her conceptualizationprocess and can be used for varied educational purposes.Initial experiments with a prototype tool based on the methodindicate enhancement to ordinary learning results and suggestfurther research.
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knowledge maturing, content-based filtering, semantic relatedness, concept map, Wikipedia
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Lahti, Lauri. 2010. Educational tool based on topology and evolution of hyperlinks in the Wikipedia. 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2010), Sousse, Tunisia, 5-7 July 2010. P. 233-235. ISBN 978-0-7695-4055-9 (electronic).