A Method to Analyze Learners’ Interest Changes with Concept Maps

  • Masae Nakazawa
  • Mitsuru Ikeda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6746)


Learners’ interests may be changed through learning activities in their courses. We focus on changes in their interests; we think that this information is useful to monitor learner interests, and modify the lecturers’ instructional strategies. Our aim is to establish ontological approaches to reveal these changes. In this paper, we propose a way to collect concept maps and analyze learner interests, and show results of the experiments.


Ontology concept mapping analysis method learner interests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masae Nakazawa
    • 1
  • Mitsuru Ikeda
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Knowledge ScienceJAISTNomiJapan

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