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-Learning by mapping: Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Argument Mapping+=== Mindmeister === 
 +**Learning by mapping: Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Argument Mapping**
  
-**WHY**+**Why?**
  
-Now, innovative Web-based technologies have made these tools available to distance educators and trainers. ​  +  * Now, innovative Web-based technologies have made these tools available to distance educators and trainers. ​  
-Online mind maps facilitate teaching complex and multifaced topics while offering a visually rich and interactive interface that fuels students ‘curiosity and creativity. +  ​* ​Online mind maps facilitate teaching complex and multifaced topics while offering a visually rich and interactive interface that fuels students ‘curiosity and creativity. 
-In recent years, academics and educators have begun to use software mapping tools for a number of education-related purposes.  +  ​* ​In recent years, academics and educators have begun to use software mapping tools for a number of education-related purposes.  
-Typically, the tools are used to help impart critical and analytical skills to students, to enable students to see relationships between concepts, and also as a method of assessment. +  ​* ​Typically, the tools are used to help impart critical and analytical skills to students, to enable students to see relationships between concepts, and also as a method of assessment. 
-As with other diagramming tools, can be used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying[7] and organizing information,​ solving problems, making decisions, and writing. +  ​* ​As with other diagramming tools, can be used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information,​ solving problems, making decisions, and writing. 
-Mapping allows students to build new and meaningful knowledge links by means of active engagement. +  ​* ​Mapping allows students to build new and meaningful knowledge links by means of active engagement. 
-Mapping also augments the brain’s ability to understand, retrieve and process information.+  ​* ​Mapping also augments the brain’s ability to understand, retrieve and process information.
  
 The various mapping tools have complementary functions. ​ The various mapping tools have complementary functions. ​
-Mind mapping is an associational mapping tool;  +  * Mind mapping is an associational mapping tool;  
-Concept mapping provides a way of mapping relationships;​  +  ​* ​Concept mapping provides a way of mapping relationships;​  
-Argument mapping focuses on maps of inferential structures and logical connections +  ​* ​Argument mapping focuses on maps of inferential structures and logical connections 
-The difference between mind mapping and concept mapping is also at the level of precision and formality. +The difference between mind mapping and concept mapping is also at the level of precision and formality.\\ 
-  Mind maps are less formal and structured. Concept maps are formal and tightly structured. ​ +Mind maps are less formal and structured. Concept maps are formal and tightly structured. Mind maps emphasise diagrams and pictures to aid recall of associations;​ concept maps use hierarchical structure and relational phrases to aid understanding of relationships.\\ 
-Mind maps emphasise diagrams and pictures to aid recall of associations;​ concept maps use hierarchical structure and relational phrases to aid understanding of relationships +Mind-mapping software can be used to organize large amounts of information,​ combining spatial organization,​ dynamic hierarchical structuring and node folding. Software packages can extend the concept of mind-mapping by allowing individuals to map more than thoughts and ideas with information on their computers and the Internet, like spreadsheets,​ documents, Internet sites and images.\\ 
-Mind-mapping software can be used to organize large amounts of information,​ combining spatial organization,​ dynamic hierarchical structuring and node folding. Software packages can extend the concept of mind-mapping by allowing individuals to map more than thoughts and ideas with information on their computers and the Internet, like spreadsheets,​ documents, Internet sites and images. +Naturally, the new trend is making these tools available to iPhone, iPad and Android mobile platforms.\\ 
-Naturally, the new trend is making these tools available to iPhone, iPad and Android mobile platforms.+ 
 +**What is it?**\\ 
 +MindMeister is an online mind mapping application that allows its users to visualize, share and present their thoughts via the cloud. MindMeister is a collaborative online mind mapping software that’s both versatile and easy to use. Students of all ages can utilize MindMeister to study more efficiently,​ unleash their creative potential and get ahead in their educational career. 
 +Online mind mapping is a simple yet powerful tool that can greatly benefit students of all ages. The benefits are: improved memory and recall, free flow of ideas, structured information,​ and better communication.\\ 
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 +**How to?**\\ 
 +MindMeister provides a way to visualize information in mind maps utilizing user modelling, while also providing tools to facilitate real-time collaboration,​ task management and creating presentations. Here you can see how to create your own map!\\ 
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 +**Why is it useful for VET?**\\ 
 +Now, innovative Web-based technologies have made these tools available to distance educators and trainers. ​ Online mind maps facilitate teaching complex and multifaceted topics while offering a visually rich and interactive interface that fuels students ‘curiosity and creativity. There are some important uses of Mindmeister:​ 
 +take better notes - write less, retain more 
 +engage and collaborate - work in group project and more 
 +research and write - outline essays and scientific papers 
 +create presentations - visualize and communicate complex information\\ 
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