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C-Link: a new information search tool. Peter Hartley, Peter Cowling and Stephen Remde [email protected] The software. For background and links, go to: http://conceptlinkage.org/ To go straight to the tool, go to: http ://conceptlinkage.org/clink / NB Version 2 about to go online.

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C link a new information search tool

C-Link: a new information search tool

Peter Hartley, Peter Cowlingand Stephen Remde

[email protected]


The software

The software

  • For background and links, go to:

    http://conceptlinkage.org/

  • To go straight to the tool, go to:

    http://conceptlinkage.org/clink/

    NB Version 2 about to go online.


C link development

C-Link development


Why bother

Why bother?

  • Students are not making the most of their information searching, especially in the early stages of their courses:

    • Limited range of sources.

    • Limited search strategies.

    • Problems of information overload.

  • Present approaches to searching do not typically cultivate skills of critical analysis or enable dialogue.

  • NB Need more research in this area!


What can c link do

What can C-Link do?

  • Builds a map of relationship between 2 concepts (searching an archived edition of Wikipedia).

  • You can explore the map within C-Link. (move around it/ zoom in and out/ go straight to Wikipedia page)

  • You can export and save the map into freely available concept mapping software (Cmap)

  • You can then modify the map and specify links/add resources.


And we are topical

And we are topical!


Possible advantages

Possible advantages

  • Discover unknown links and possibilities.

  • Visual map helps to conceptualise relationships.

  • Helps to understand the relationships between concepts that we have never seen before and those with which we are familiar.

  • Can focus search on relevant areas without reading articles on unknown concepts in detail.


A preliminary test

A preliminary test

  • Experimental trial, consisting of 10 tasks, half of which were to be completed using C-­‐Link and the other half using the standard built-­‐in search in Wikipedia.

  • For each of the tasks, the participants had five minutes to find five concepts that provided interesting connections between pairs of given concepts.

  • They were also asked to rate how difficult each task was and how confident they were in their results.


Student reactions

Student reactions


Student reactions1

Student reactions


Different ways of c link searching

Different ways ofC-Link searching

  • A against A.

    • Can use to explore definitions by identifying related concepts.

  • A against B.

    • Identify links.

    • Explore an area

    • Suggest new avenues.


C link a new information search tool

Demo

  • For background and links, go to:

    http://conceptlinkage.org/

  • To go straight to the tool, go to:

    http://conceptlinkage.org/clink/

    NB Version 2 about to go online.


Example

Example


Example1

Example


Using c link search in learning and teaching

Using C-Link search in learning and teaching

  • Offer the facility to staff and students

  • Use searches as a basis for discussion

  • Edit the searches with Cmap as exercise or as basis for class discussion/posting/online dialogue.


Development and potential

Developmentand potential?

  • Industrial/commercial development ongoing.

  • Need to build user community for education.

  • Potential for research?

  • Need to link to other databases.


And the barrier

And the barrier …

  • The classic project issue – a very useful and flexible tool but limited funding for further development and community building.

  • Suggestions most welcome!


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