I have posted a copy of the mind map for our group. Please review and send me your thoughts and comments. Please keep in mind, that the GaLiSL mind map is only a subset of our over all mind map for Virtual Information Technologies. It has over 200 components and hundreds of links to web sites, articles and books. It is a work in progress that will never be fully completed. I update it about every week. We are building it for a research and reference tool. The Virtual IT mind map can be downloaded and viewed from our Google Group web site. If you would like me to walk you through either of the mind maps please email me and we can schedule a conference call.
Also, if you have component or link to a web site, article, book etc. that is not on the maps, please email it to me.
The GaLiSL Group
Got the MindMap viewer and downloaded two files GaLiSL Mind Map.mmap and Virtual Information Technologies - Resource Map - V2 - 4-8-07.mmap . However, two questions before I spend too much time reading through documentation for an answer. Can one turn of the red "X's" (they are a bit annoying)? How does one activate the hypertext links to the reference material?
It appears there is an Microsoft IE problem with downloading files from Google Groups. Our group admin is looking into the problem. For those using Firefox, you should not have any problem.
However for those that do have problems downloading the file, please email me and I will email you the file.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Finally got the MindMap viewer to work properly. Looks like it was an IE problem as George mentions. Anyway, you need to get the MindMap viewer and the files that George has listed. This programme is GREAT, a real wealth of resources and links. Thanks George.
No solution yet. We're still looking. However, the mind map can now be viewed through IE or with the viewer. Check out the following article
Free MindManager Map Viewer for Internet Explorer
I have spent some time now looking at your main site and the mindmap. Found all sorts of interesing places and was able to put them into context easily because of the mindmap.
For those of you who haven`t tried it yet. Mindmanager is a good tool for making sense of complexity and is well worth a download. http://www.mindjet.com/us/
By viewing the mind map within MindManger you can navigate around the brain of George and the other group members. This is a truely excellent resource for wrapping your head around these topics.
Again, here is the link to the google group - http://groups.google.com/group/gaming-and-learning-in-sl
I`m attaching the mindmap to this post - so you can download it directly
George, thanks so much for coming by and sharing this.
On the subject of mindmaps, (Tony Buzan appears to have registered the term 'mind maps' so I join the words!). I use them with many students and have a wide range of programs as I find not everyone can cope with the MindManager menus and buttons. They are so numerous as to be confusing to some. Inspiration and Kids Inspiration are good options for children and MindGenius went into many UK further educational colleges when there was an agreement with a supplier. An incredibly easy mapping program for just making some main points is Mindfull.
There are also lots of free ones and I have an account with Mindmeister but do not seem to be able to find the one related to this discussion!
Back to gaming and work!
To edit the map send Therese a quick note by email and she will sent you in invitation: Therese@datadesigns.ca
Sylvia I sent Therese a quick note and I am still waiting for an invitation. Thanks,
We have found out what's causing the problem but not why. For some reason, the file extension is being dropped. If you add ".mmap" to the end of the file name, in the "save as" menu, the file will download properly. You'll notice the file extension upload properly.
If anyone knows why IE is dropping the file extension upon download, please let me know.