Collaborate Online: December 5 - 16, 2007

Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

by Brenda Hallowes -
Number of replies: 4

Thank you. I have just listened to the recording of session 2. It's frustrating not being live as there is no opportunity to interact with other participants. 

I wanted to ask if anyone has used bubbl.us as an online mind map tool in collaboration? I have only recently come across it. I am used to using Inspiration in the classroom. My little kids cope with it just fine.

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Re: Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

by Janet Salmons -

I haven't used that one. I use Mind Manager from MindJet (they have an academic discount and also sell through places like Academic Superstore).

Here is a handout that you might find of interest-- www.vision2lead.com\Mapping.pdf

Janet

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Re: Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

by Robin Yap -

I use a free program called FreeMind. I've used bubbl.us before but its a bit limited

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Re: Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

by Sylvia Riessner -
We're playing with Freemind but haven't used it extensively yet. I've tried a simple web-based tool called Wisemapping (http://www.wisemapping.com) but found it too simple to be very useful.

We've been using a free Web2.0 drawing program called Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com) . It doesn't do mind mapping but it does provide flowcharting tools and a variety of other drawing objects plus the option of inserting images and it can be shared for collaborative drawing/planning or posted to the web. You can export in a variety of formats. The bonus is you can use it to redesign your office or living room when you're tired of collecting your thoughts.

Sylvia

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Re: Mind map tools for collaboration (new topic split from a different thread)

by Therese Weel -
Posting to say thank you Janet for this seminar this month.

There are a lot of lurkers in SCoPE - and this month I was one of them. I enjoyed listening to the elluminate presentations as ambient sound. The PDF's lay out your ideas nicely.

I have used all three models. With my online friends it has been primarily peer review and dialogue. In my system implementation days we worked under a project manager doing sequential collaboration. On rare occasions - in person and online, with people who know each other well, I have had the pleasure of being part of a synergistic model. I am happy to now put names to these collaboration models.

I've been busy setting up a collaboration tool for work this month.

Playing with Hiveminder http://hiveminder.com/splash/

Which is a simpler cousin of the popular open source IT Support tool RT
http://bestpractical.com/rt

What I like about hiveminder is that it uses tags to classify your todo lists and has useful features such as the brain dump which makes it easy to add your tasks at the end of the day. The other feature which is invaluable is that it is email based - email reply's are added to the comments for each task. The person who is responding doesn't need to be a hiveminder user. Each morning project group members can get a summary of the priorities for the day ahead. It integrates with google calendar as well.

So this is one to look at if you are in the market for for a backpack-type collaboration tool. http://hiveminder.com/splash/

Happy Holidays Everyone!