Abstract—The syllabus is the guiding document for subject
teaching and the main basis for teacher teaching. The mastery
of the teacher’s knowledge structure of the syllabus marks the
quality of teaching. Teachers should not only understand the
basic content of the syllabus, but also be familiar with the
overall structural characteristics of the syllabus. In this paper,
we mainly applies the social network analysis method to
research the structural characteristics of the syllabus. Firstly,
according to the Educational Technology syllabus, its knowledge
structure is analyzed. Then the concept map is used to construct
its knowledge structured model, and the adjacency matrix is
used to establish the knowledge network model. Secondly,
through the analysis of the content of the Educational
Technology syllabus, the relative knowledge nodes and
knowledge relationships are ascertained, and the UCINET
software is used to construct the Educational Technology
knowledge network. Thirdly, the node centrality of the
Educational Technology knowledge network is analyzed, three
indicators of node centrality (degree centrality, betweenness
centrality and closeness centrality) are used to respectively
explain the importance, connectivity and difficulty of the
knowledge node in the Educational Technology knowledge
network. Finally, through the calculation and analysis of the
central indicators, it can get that the centrality of the knowledge
node is greater, this shows its position is more important, its
connectivity is closer and its learning difficulty is smaller. And
combining the analyzed results with the actual teaching, it can
provide a new way to optimize the teaching.
Index Terms—Social network, concept map, knowledge network construction, syllabus analysis.
The authors are with the School of Information Science and Technology, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China (corresponding author: Bin Wen; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Jing Xia Liu and Bin Wen, "Construction and Analysis of Knowledge Network: On the Example of Educational Technology Syllabus," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 756-761, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).