Mindmeister

Learning by mapping: Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Argument Mapping

Why?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 also augments the brain’s ability to understand, retrieve and process information.

The various mapping tools have complementary functions.

  • Mind mapping is an associational mapping tool;
  • Concept mapping provides a way of mapping relationships;
  • 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.
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-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.

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.

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!

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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  • Last modified: 2019/03/25 15:54
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