To investigate the use of online mindmapping for class collaboration, for the mapping of concepts for module development, etc.
One of the key advantages of mindmaps is that it encourages people to think about ‘the whole’. Powerpoint by it’s nature tends to break everything down into categories and subcategories, whereas mindmaps present a bigger picture. Such technology can be used for collaboratively planning out new modules, mapping out the contents for modules that are prewritten but which a lecturer may not have never taught before, and for use in the classroom to thinking about ideas, similar to a whiteboard (but with additional structure).
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