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.

http://centeach.uiowa.edu/materials/Concept%20Maps%20Presentation.pdf

Centre de Documentacio. (n.d.) Ramon Llull. Selected Illustrations. “Tree of Logical Relations.” Universitat De Barcelona. http://quisestlullus.narpan.net/eng/717arbre_eng.html
  –“The Breviculum – XII minatureshttp://lullianarts.net/miniatures/mini/BREV05.HTM
Classroom Strategies: Concept Maps (2010) Adolescent Literacy.  AdLit.Org. http://www.adlit.org/strategies/19769
Concept Maps: An Introduction to Concept Maps (n.d.) http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/ACES100/Mind/CMap.html
Concept Mapping and Curriculum Design (2002)  Faculty Development . Walker Teaching Resource Center. http://www.utc.edu/Administration/WalkerTeachingResourceCenter/FacultyDevelopment/ConceptMapping/index.html
Frey, Chuck (2010) The Mind Mapping Software Weblog. http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/
Lengler, Ralph & Eppler, Martin J. (2010) A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Version 1.5 http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html
Lo, Lawrence (2010) Chinese. AncientScripts.Com. http://www.ancientscripts.com/chinese.html
Margum-Leys, Jon (1999) “Types of Maps” Concept Mapping as a Prewriting Activity: A Presentation for MACUL 99. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jmargeru/conceptmap/types.htm
“Memories Are Made of This” (2008) PsyBlog: Understand Your Mind. http://www.spring.org.uk/2008/10/memories-are-made-of-this.php
Novak, Joseph D. &  Canas, Alberto J. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them. (2006). Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. http://web.archive.org/web/20060524112734/cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ResearchPapers/TheoryCmaps/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.htm
Research Publications (n.d.) Cmap Tools Publications. Selected list and links to papers. http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/
Sowa, John F. (2009) “Building, Sharing, and Merging Ontologies”  http://www.jfsowa.com/ontology/ontoshar.htm
Spears, Dorothy (2008) “Mapping an Imagined Order, Page by Page” New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/arts/design/16spea.html?_r=1
Web Center for Social Research Methods. (n.d). Concept Mapping Resource Guide. http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/mapping/mapping.htm

“New” Resources (new to me!)

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

 

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