Concept Maps

Software Resources from the Presentation:

I am not endorsing anyone of these tools. I tend to use a wide-array of tools depending on the nature of the project. I appreciate the quick and simple tools for brainstorming purposes and the more complex packages for large collaborative projects.

Desktop based tools:

CMap Tools: Great foundation of useful research went into this. Highly recommended.

VUE (Visual Understanding Environment): Visualizing and connecting information. Nodes can include any media and links to outside materials (URLs).

MindNode: Simple, free mind-mapping software that exports maps to many different file formats.

Free Mind: Free java-based software.

Personal Brain: Dynamic and expensive 3-d software.

Inspiration: Includes a large database of images and good export functions

Web-based Collaborative Tools

Gliffy: We used this in our HIM 101 class. Very flexible and good for students new to the web.

Bubbl: Simple online concept mapping tool

MindMeister: This is like an online version of MindNode.

Webspiration: The online version of the Inspiration package – good collaborative tool.

Diagrammr: Create and share diagrams by writing sentences.

Articles and Research from the Presentation:

BrickaLorenz, Allison. (2008) “Concept Maps: Learning made visible.” Presentation. Center for Teaching. University of Iowa.

Centre de Documentacio. (n.d.) Ramon Llull. Selected Illustrations. “Tree of Logical Relations.” Universitat De Barcelona.
  –“The Breviculum – XII minatures
Classroom Strategies: Concept Maps (2010) Adolescent Literacy.  AdLit.Org.
Concept Maps: An Introduction to Concept Maps (n.d.)
Concept Mapping and Curriculum Design (2002)  Faculty Development . Walker Teaching Resource Center.
Frey, Chuck (2010) The Mind Mapping Software Weblog.
Lengler, Ralph & Eppler, Martin J. (2010) A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Version 1.5
Lo, Lawrence (2010) Chinese. AncientScripts.Com.
Margum-Leys, Jon (1999) “Types of Maps” Concept Mapping as a Prewriting Activity: A Presentation for MACUL 99.
“Memories Are Made of This” (2008) PsyBlog: Understand Your Mind.
Novak, Joseph D. &  Canas, Alberto J. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them. (2006). Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
Research Publications (n.d.) Cmap Tools Publications. Selected list and links to papers.
Sowa, John F. (2009) “Building, Sharing, and Merging Ontologies”
Spears, Dorothy (2008) “Mapping an Imagined Order, Page by Page” New York Times.
Web Center for Social Research Methods. (n.d). Concept Mapping Resource Guide.

“New” Resources (new to me!)

Compendium: Software and documented methodology. Very much worth exploring.


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