On the Automatic Construction of Knowledge-Map from Handouts for MOOC Courses

  • Nen-Fu HuangEmail author
  • Chia-An Lee
  • Yi-Wei Huang
  • Po-Wen Ou
  • How-Hsuan Hsu
  • So-Chen Chen
  • Jian-Wei Tzengßer
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 81)


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer valuable opportunities for freedom in learning; however, many learners face cognitive overload and conceptual and navigational disorientation. In this study, we used handouts to automatically build domain-specific knowledge maps for MOOCs. We considered handouts as conceptual models created by teachers, and we performed text mining to extract keywords from MOOC handouts. Each knowlege map is based on the structure of the handouts, each consisting of an outline, title, and content. The findings suggest that using handouts to build knowledge maps is feasible.


Knowledge maps Learning styles Massive open online courses Open learning 



This study is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan under grant numbers MOST-105-2511-S-007-002-MY3 and MOST-105-2634-F-007-001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nen-Fu Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chia-An Lee
    • 1
  • Yi-Wei Huang
    • 1
  • Po-Wen Ou
    • 1
  • How-Hsuan Hsu
    • 1
  • So-Chen Chen
    • 1
  • Jian-Wei Tzengßer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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