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Good examples of mindmapping in teaching?
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3 September 2009
Below is a list of mind and concept mapping tools.
- Has anyone got any other suggestions and how they have used the tool?
- What are the pros and cons of each?
12:30 on 7 September 2009
It seems to me mindmaps, like the ones Simon Smith has produced have a number of uses:
- For the author as a learning tool and revision aid
- For the other students on the course
- For others interested in knowing about the topic (in this case spanish)
- For teachers to use as an Open Educational Resource in their teaching
- For teachers as an exemplar of how to use mindmapping for a particular purpose (in this case teaching spanish)
12:33 on 7 September 2009
Some useful tools on this site:
09:31 on 8 September 2009
We have been using both CompendiumLD and Cmap.
- CompendiumLD is using for describing micro-level designs, i.e. those at the level of a learning activity (which could be any thing from an hour to a few hours of work typically). In particular we us a task swimline repersentation which shows for each of the roles of those involved in the activity (at a basic level this is likely to be 'learner' and 'teacher'), what they are doing (the sequences of tasks they are undertaking) and for each task any associated resources or tools.
- We have also been using Cmap to describe meso-level designs, i.e. essentially blocks of learning activiites. These might be a terms worth of student activites for example. At the meso-level the designer is primarily concerned with checking that the learning outcomes are being met across the spread of learning activiites the students are doing and the assessments they are set.
17:52 on 5 December 2009