Abstract: Concept mapping, a tool originally developed to facilitate student learning by organizing and visualizing key concepts and their relationships, can also facilitate communication and knowledge sharing among faculty and administrators about the composition of courses. In this paper, the authors describe a specific application of visualizing the knowledge contained in an introductory programming course of an undergraduate Computer Information Systems program. The authors show how representing the knowledge structure of a course as a network of concepts using a concept map can enable the faculty to assess the breadth and depth of the knowledge imparted through the course. The authors discuss how a concept map that depicts the composition of a course can function as a useful instructional tool to assess and improve the quality of instruction that may enable meaningful learning among students.
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Recommended Citation: Menon, P., Kovalchick, L., (2020). Using a Concept Map to Represent the Composition of Knowledge in an Introductory Programming Course. Information Systems Education Journal18(3) pp 4-17. http://ISEDJ.org/2020-3/ ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2019