Proposed Session Title

Sampling from the buffet of free concept mapping software

Description

Recent years have seen a proliferation of concept and mind mapping tools. These software applications have a variety of uses for teaching and research but what factors should we consider before adopting one? This presentation attempts to answer this question by guiding the audience through a variety of free mind-mapping options currently available and showcasing the specific features to consider when choosing one to meet your specific needs. Is the tool web-based or downloaded onto your computer? Does it allow for non-hierarchical relationships? Is there web 2.0 functionality? What export options are available? How user-friendly is the interface? These questions and more will be addressed in a style that can be adapted to accommodate a traditional presentation or a workshop.

Start Date

14-3-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

14-3-2012 5:00 PM

Target Audience

Academic Libraries

Technical Expertise

basic

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Sampling from the buffet of free concept mapping software

Recent years have seen a proliferation of concept and mind mapping tools. These software applications have a variety of uses for teaching and research but what factors should we consider before adopting one? This presentation attempts to answer this question by guiding the audience through a variety of free mind-mapping options currently available and showcasing the specific features to consider when choosing one to meet your specific needs. Is the tool web-based or downloaded onto your computer? Does it allow for non-hierarchical relationships? Is there web 2.0 functionality? What export options are available? How user-friendly is the interface? These questions and more will be addressed in a style that can be adapted to accommodate a traditional presentation or a workshop.