Support for Constructing Knowledge models
The CmapTools software suite allows users to construct concept maps
representing their understanding of a domain of knowledge. In the
case of a large domain, or of a detailed representation of a domain,
a single concept map can become unmanageable for the user to comprehend,
display, and manipulate. To facilitate the construction of large
CmapTools allows the user to split them into collections of concept
maps (Cmaps). To show the relationships between the Cmaps in the
set, the software facilitates the linking of Cmaps, enabling the
navigation from one Cmap to another. Additionally, the user can
establish links to other types of resources (e.g. images, videos,
sound clips, text) that help explain and complement the information
in the map.
A set of concept maps and associated resources about a particular
domain of knowledge is referred to as a Knowledge Model. CmapTools
provides a rich collection of features that allow users to easily
construct Knowledge Models (create the Cmaps and establish the links
between Cmaps and resources), and publish and share them through
Places (servers) or the WWW.
This document explains how to construct and manipulate Knowledge
Models using the CmapTools software.
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