Using concept maps to improve the quality of learning law at a distance

  • Gayani Samarawickrema
  • Jennifer O’Reilly
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 131)


Concept maps have been used in many disciplines (Kremer & Gains, 1996) to structure information and express relationships between them. Their holistic approach, with multiple pathways through the learning resource making relationships and linkages between topics and subtopics obvious, has contributed to a meaningful learning experience. This chapter outlines the formative evaluation of two hypermedia concept maps developed to enhance the quality of the learning experience in a first year undergraduate business law course. Two concept maps developed together with supporting multimedia resources were trialled on the learners. Feedback was also obtained from technical staff. The formative evaluation phase discussed in this chapter was designed to assess and control the quality of resources developed and to use as a basis for future materials development.

Key words

concept maps learning experience undergraduate business law quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gayani Samarawickrema
    • 1
  • Jennifer O’Reilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

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