Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Honours

School

School of Communications & Multimedia

Faculty

Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr Ron Oliver

Abstract

This thesis describes the development of the application mapCAST, a computer-based concept-mapping tool that allows synchronous collaboration via TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet The useability and feasibility of mapCAST as a computer-based tool was examined and analysed in a real world situation. Results indicate that mapCAST is successful as a collaborative tool in a situations involving knowledge organisation, but lacks certain functionality that many Macintosh users are accustomed to.

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