AtoZ of TEL: MindJet

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Website: www.mindjet.com

 

Cost: Price Packages –

  • MindManager with Upgrade Protection Plan – £357.60
  • MindManager – Next Windows Version Now Included – £298.80
  • MindManager for Mac – Special Promotional Price – £118.80

Availability:

Desktop for Windows and Mac, as well as mobile apps compatible with iOS and Android devices.

What is it?

MindManager is mind mapping software that allows you to work individually or collaborate with other to brainstorm, plan and manage.

What is Mind Mapping

A mind map is a visual tool that can help you organise your ideas in a creative, non-linear way and is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the centre of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.

How does it work?

Click here for MindManager Tutorials

What are the implications for teaching, learning and assessment?

Students can collaborate and use MindManager when planning tasks or groups projects as it can be difficult to find appropriate times to meet for all members of the party. Staff can use MindManager when planning modules and events etc. so all parties have access, are able to make alterations without having to print out several drafts for several people.

Benefits of mind mapping
  • Collaborate real-time on group work even if they are not able to physically meet.
  • Create and visualise notes in a mind map format.
  • And create presentations as well as several other uses.
  • Used as part of a project management workflow.
  • Plan an essay.
  • Revise for exams.
Example of a good mind map
Tony Buzan’s guide to mind mapping

Buzan suggests the following guidelines for creating mind maps:

  1. Start in the centre with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colours.
  2. Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map.
  3. Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.
  4. Each word/image is best alone and sitting on its own line.
  5. The lines should be connected, starting from the central image. The lines become thinner as they radiate out from the centre.
  6. Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.
  7. Use multiple colours throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also for encoding or grouping.
  8. Develop your own personal style of mind mapping.
  9. Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map.
  10. Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy or outlines to embrace your branches.

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