The Constructivist Mapping of Internet Information At Work with Nestor
Romain Zeiliger and Liliane Esnault
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Ecole de Management de Lyon
Abstract: This paper presents the Nestor Web Cartographer software, its features, its user interface, the constructivist approach to mapping Internet information that guided its design and the experience gained after ten years of use in academic contexts. We focus on five selected features such as the hybrid representation system, some original visual widgets, the groupware section, and we discuss their role within a constructivist approach. We argue that they favour the collaborative and incremental construction of formalized knowledge. A case study in Lyon School of Management (EM LYON) is discussed with more details.
Biography: Romain Zeiliger is Computer Scientist and Research Engineer at GATE Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-GATE) and Université Lumière Lyon2. He is the author of the Software Nestor Web Cartographer. He is also researcher at the European Research project PALETTE. B.Sc. in Computer Science at University Claude Bernard Lyon1. His interests are Navigation, CSCW and Web based Learning.
Biography: Liliane Esnault is Associate Professor in Information Systems management, e-Business and Project Management at E.M.Lyon. B.Sc.and Doctorate in Fundamental Molecular Physics from Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie de Paris (ESPCI). She is currently involved in the European Research project PALETTE (Integrated Services for Communities of Practice), after several other European projects in the same area.