Can Learning Path Visualisation Serve as Extrasomatic Memory?

Turker M. A., Sandiraz B.

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Riga, Latvia, 15 - 17 July 2009, pp.197-199 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icalt.2009.188
  • City: Riga
  • Country: Latvia
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-199
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Consider the learning process being layered into events, activities and episodes in increasing order of scope. The act of learning at each layer is evolutionary in that at a time, the best suit among a diversity of options is selected by the learner (or the instructor). A list, a tree structure or even a flowchart can be used to depict the particular sequence of activities that are planned to occur in an episode. However, when the pivotal purpose shifts from mere planning and tracking to regulating, a better paradigm is needed for on-the-fly visualisation of the adaptable path of learning. A special Gantt chart can arguably be adopted to represent the changes and anticipations better. Yet field research shows that, the search is on for the adaptable learning path visualisation that would serve as an extrasomatic memory tool.