Knowledge is a connective process and product. In the learning process, connections are formed between different concepts. The resulting knowledge web, how individual learners have connected the course concepts, can be expressed in different artifacts: graphics, videos, or an article. For the purposes of LAK13, course participants are encouraged to download free concept mapping software (such as VUE, CMAP, Compendium or on the web, the Learning Analytics Evidence Hub, or Cohere).
As the course progresses, a weekly activity of reflecting on discussions and topics provides learners an opportunity to explicitly map connections between concepts. Once several weeks have been reviewed, connections between weekly topics can be formed so that the concept map becomes an integrated reflection of the relationships that you see between different course concepts.