The KMR group is a research group at CSC, KTH. We are driven by a desire to create new and powerful ways to structure and communicate information in order to support its exformation into knowledge and transmutation into understanding. Our problem domains include educational, industrial as well as administrative settings.
Our research centers around a structured information architecture that we call a Knowledge Manifold. It consists of a number of linked information landscapes (contexts), where one can navigate, search for, annotate and present all kinds of electronically stored information. A KM is constructed by conceptual modeling of a specific knowledge domain in order to capture its underlying thought patterns in the form of context-maps.
When used in education, the KM-architecture represents a paradigm shift, away from the traditional teacher-centric, curriculum-based "knowledge-pushing" educational design patterns towards a more learner-centric, "knowledge-pulling" educational architecture based on learner interest and curiosity.
We are participating in an international effort to develop an interactive learning environment based on semantic web technology, open source and open international ICT standards. We call this learning environment a Public Knowledge and Learning Management Environment.
|Five different web layers||Our contributions to a PKLME|
Besides the KM architecture, our contributions to this PKLME includes:
An important design goal of the PKLME is to support the transformation of the teaching role - away from the traditional “knowledge filter” towards more of a “knowledge coach”, i.e. away from “teaching you what I know” and towards “helping you to find out more about the things that you are interested in”. We believe that this provides a way to create sustainable solutions to the current educational crisis.
Are you looking for a degree project? We have several already formulated, and more if you ask!
To get in touch with us, drop a mail to Ambjörn Naeve.