Feedback in Computer-Based Concept Mapping Tools: A Short Review

  • Francisco J. Álvarez-MonteroEmail author
  • Héctor Jacobo-García
  • Eneyda Rocha-Ruiz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9192)


Feedback is a core aspect of all the known psychological perspectives about cognition and learning and it has been an important aspect in machine-mediated education since the days of Sydney Pressey’s teaching machines. This article reviews four computer-based concept mapping tools, that claim to provide feedback to the learners, w.r.t three research questions: (a) what type of feedback does the software use?; (b) does the feedback provided adheres to a specific model found in the literature and if so which one?; (c) are there any controlled experiments or in-class studies that give account of the efficiency of the feedback provided by the software?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. Álvarez-Montero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Héctor Jacobo-García
    • 1
  • Eneyda Rocha-Ruiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias de la EducaciónUniversidad Autónoma de SinaloaCuliacánMexico

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