The C-TOOLS project presents a web-based, concept mapping Java applet
with automatic scoring. The Concept Connector tool is being designed
to enable students in large introductory science classes at the university
level to visualize their thinking online and receive immediate formative
feedback. The Concept Connector's flexible scoring system, being based on
tested scoring schemes as well as instructor input, has enabled automatic
and immediate online scoring of concept map homework. In addition to
the Concept Connector, the C-TOOLS project has involved development of a
courseware management system streamlined for the creation, editing and
management of concept map assignments in a classroom setting. A
summary is available as a 2 page PDF document from
Doug Luckie's web site.
The suggested citation for the Concept Connector and the C-TOOLS project is:
Luckie, D. B., Batzli, J. M., Harrison, S., & Ebert-May, D. (2003). C-TOOLS: Concept-Connector Tools for Online Learning in Science. International Journal of Learning 10: 332-338.
For other publications and more information about the C-TOOLS project, please visit our main web site at http://ctools.msu.edu.