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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web by Jack Park, Sam Hunting

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Chapter 17. Topic Maps, the Semantic Web, and Education[1]

[1] Portions of this chapter involving discussions on constructivist learning and IBIS appeared in my talk “Bringing Knowledge Technologies to the Classroom” at Knowledge Technologies 2001, March 2001, Austin, Texas, GCA. Available on the Web at http://www.thinkalong.com/JP/ParkKT2001.pdf, accessed in April 2002.

Jack Park

Knowledge is information plus experience. Information can be bought, but knowledge must be found on your own gameboard of life.

—Harish Johari [1998, p. xvi]

Topic maps are about knowledge representation.[2] Knowledge itself is a social construct; what we claim to know, we create in our own minds from interactions with our environment, and we learn from others by way ...

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