Here are a few observations and updated resources from a recent workshop I delivered on mindmaps and concept maps. The goal was to have people try out the process (on paper), consider advantages/disadvantages of online formats and experiment with a few online tools.
Workshop outline (using Novamind) – (which is a good personal tool, less good as presentation tool):
Supporting wiki resource: Mind Mapping Resources (in progress).
What I learned:
- faculty not so keen on free form experimentation with tools (this needed more structure maybe?)
- best to stick to demo of one tool in depth when time is short – I tired to show 3 for different purposes – think it was too much
- would have been better to have faculty who use a mapping tool co-present.
- some people like to know exactly how it applies to their context – not sure how to deal with this – sometimes need to let people sit with their questions for a while?