Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Honours

School

School of Communications and 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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