Alpine Conzilla

A Conzilla model of the workshop TEL in the context of technological, societal and cultural transformation

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Ambjorn Naeve
14 December 2009

Dear all - Happy New Year/Decennium !!

The publication problem has been fixed, and the maps should be visible now. Don't hesitate to contact me if you experience any problems in navigating them.

Stockholm, 8 January 2010
/Ambjörn

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This cloud describes how to download and launch Conzilla, and how to access the Conzilla models of the different sessions of the workhop TEL in the context of technological, societal and cultural transformation that took place in Garmisch Partenkirchen Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2009.

Conzilla can be downloaded from http://www.conzilla.org . Click on Download (in the menu to the left) and then click on the yellow button Launch (under the heading Conzilla 2.2). Conzilla needs Java version 1.5 (or newer) to function properly. If the Java system doesn't start, you must install a newer version of JRE (Java Runtime Environment). This can be done by clicking the "Java Runtime Environment" link in the text above the yellow Launch-button.

When you have installed and started Conzilla, you will see a yellow map called Startmap. Just above the map itself there is an address-window called Context-Map URI, If you copy the following "Conzilla-URL" :

http://www.conzilla.org/people/amb/TEL-research-community/presentation/CM#ea00241132f2d1e2c


into this window (and then hit "Return"), you will arrive at the entrance to my Knowledge Patch, connecting about 800 published Conzilla maps. When you see this map, it's a good idea to bookmark it. Then it will be easily accessible whenever you open Conzilla. You can also make this map your starting map, by clicking on "Settings" (in the top menu) and then selecting Set as startmap.

The maps I created at the workshop are available by double-clicking the Alpine concept at the top left of this map  (which is called Ambjörn's maps). This takes you to the Conzilla map called Participants at the Conzilla-URL

http://www.conzilla.org/people/amb/projects/stellar/layout/contextmap#c61cab812536169703

By right-clicking on the concept TEL in the context of transformation you can navigate to the different sessions of the workshop.

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How to navigate and bring up information in Conzilla is described under Navigation at
http://www.conzilla.org/wiki/Doc/Navigation
It is a good idea to keep this page open while running Conzilla, so that you can directly test what is described there.

Further information about Conzilla - such as how to  create + edit + publish Conzilla maps - can be found at

http://www.conzilla.org/wiki/Doc/Editing
http://www.conzilla.org/wiki/Doc/AdvancedEditing
http://www.conzilla.org/wiki/Doc/Publishing
http://www.conzilla.org/wiki/Doc/Exchange

Here are a few (non-technical) papers that explain the main ideas behind Conzilla:

• Naeve, A., (2001a) The Knowledge Manifold – an educational architecture that supports inquiry-based customizable forms of e-learning, 2:nd European Conference on Web-Based Learning Environments, Lund, October 24-26, 2001.

• Naeve, A., (2001b) The Concept Browser, a New Form of Knowledge Management Tool, Proc. of the 2:nd european conference on Web Based Learning Environments, Lund, Oct. 24-26, 2001.

• Naeve, A., (2005), The Human Semantic Web – Shifting from Knowledge Push to Knowledge Pull, International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) Vol 1, No. 3, pp. 1-30, July-September 2005.

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Contact details: Ambjörn Naeve (amb@nada.kth.se)

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