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- Mon, 06/02/2012 - 17:55

 Be grateful if given a pointer on how mind maps work.

regards

Adrian

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Robyn Bateman - Tue, 07/02/2012 - 10:29

Hi Adrian. I've just done a search on OU websites and found this: http://www.open.ac.uk/infoskills-researchers/developing-mindmapping.htm

Not sure how helpful it will be to you but thought it worth sharing

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Adrian Jones - Wed, 15/02/2012 - 17:14

 thanks for the help

Marion Grenfell... - Fri, 10/02/2012 - 14:08

A quick search on Google and I found this site : http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm. It gives the 'rules' for creating a mind map. 

Another search and I found these pieces of software. Not sure how easy they are to use but you might find the best way to a handle on mind maps is to have a go making some. Trying picking topics like : next holiday, your latest course e.g. M363, the concept happiness.

  1. Main Page - FreeMind

    http://www.google.co.uk/images/nav_logo102.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; height: 13px; margin-left: 6px; margin-top: -7px; position: absolute; top: 50%; width: 15px; background-position: -23px -260px; background-repeat: initial initial; "> 

    freemind.sourceforge.net/

    19 Dec 2011 – FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

    Download - Mind map gallery - Screenshots - FreeMind 0.9.0: The New ...

  2. Download - FreeMind

    http://www.google.co.uk/images/nav_logo102.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; height: 13px; margin-left: 6px; margin-top: -7px; position: absolute; top: 50%; width: 15px; background-position: -23px -260px; background-repeat: initial initial; "> 

    freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download

    25 Apr 2011 – The latest stable release of FreeMind is 0.9.0. Downloading and ... More memory is better, especially if you will be creating large mind maps.

     

  3. Free Mind Map Software, Freeware, Create mind maps for ...

    http://www.google.co.uk/images/nav_logo102.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; height: 13px; margin-left: 6px; margin-top: -7px; position: absolute; top: 50%; width: 15px; background-position: -23px -260px; background-repeat: initial initial; "> 

    www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php

    Edraw Mind Map creates mind maps for brain-storming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision making easily. Freeware.

  4. Free Mind Mapping Software

    http://www.google.co.uk/images/nav_logo102.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; height: 13px; margin-left: 6px; margin-top: -7px; position: absolute; top: 50%; width: 15px; background-position: -23px -260px; background-repeat: initial initial; "> 

    www.mindapp.com/

    free mind map,free mind mapper,free mind mapping software.

I personally find mind maps a totally appalling brain storming technique. My brain likes linear ordered groups so I much prefer bullet point lists to help with revision. When brainstorming I tend to make a list and then reorder it at the end.

Hope these links help.

Marion

Adrian Jones - Wed, 15/02/2012 - 17:13

 Thanks to for the help on mind maps