The goal of is to rethink how we organize theories, data, and assumptions towards conceptualizing phenomena and implementing models.
In , you capture concepts and their relationships. Users tap into their discipline- and domain-specific knowledge and expertise to identify relevant concepts and define their relationships. Data and documentation-from journal articles, quantitative datasets, qualitative observations and locations-can be attached to the concepts and relationships in order to provide traceability in resulting models. To facilitate conceptualization and theoretical insights, automatically derives a concept map that can be filtered to visualize components of interest.
Teams can share collections in , providing a central way to catalog ideas and research in a central repository. This virtual environment not only facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration and discussion through organization and visualization of concepts and their relationships, it also provides a means for tracing and documenting the components of potential co-created models.
As a tool for supporting STEM education, instills young researchers into documenting assumptions, theory, and data; connect these to concepts and theories; visualize the connections and relationships; and experience the importance of evidence-based model design principles.
Currently, supports basic geo-mapping capabilities, graphic visualization of database inputs, team collaboration, model export capabilities to text or CSV files, and access to public models.
is a VMASC/ODU initiative to support multidisciplinary collaboration and STEM education supported by: