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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(6): 469-473 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.6.914

Computer Assisted Collaborative Concept Mapping in Engineering Education

Uday N. Gaitonde, Bhalachandra L. Tembe, and Sachin K. Kamble
Abstract—The present study evaluates a collaborative concept-mapping technique in the third year mechanical engineering undergraduates in order to examine students' performance and attitudes towards an experimental teaching method in the topic of introduction to the internal combustion engines (IICE). This study used a quasi experimental design, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative techniques. There were 90 students involved in the study divided into two groups. The experimental group was assigned collaborative concept maps and the control group was assigned individual concept maps. The findings indicated that the two teaching methods resulted in a significant difference with respect to students' test scores. Collaborative concept maps promoted higher quality of maps and enhanced active learning. Collaborative concept mapping to learn the topic of IICE could increase the possibility of discussion between students, thus enhancing better organization and understanding of the subject. Students were positive towards the collaborative concept maps.

Index Terms—Active learning, collaborative learning, concept mapping, IICE.

Uday N. Gaitonde is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (e mail: gaitonde@iitb.ac.in).
Bhalachandra L. Tembe is with the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (e mail: bltembe@chem.iitb.ac.in).
Sachin K. Kamble is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Institute of Technology, Panvel, India (e mail: skkamble@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Uday N. Gaitonde, Bhalachandra L. Tembe, and Sachin K. Kamble, "Computer Assisted Collaborative Concept Mapping in Engineering Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 469-473, 2017.

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