A mind map is a diagram used to visually organise information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It 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.
The software below is all available for access in the University via the AppHub.
Visual learning software for mind mapping, diagrams, flowcharts and presentations.
For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, use Inspiration, the ultimate thinking and learning tool. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views. To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge.
MindManager's flexible mind maps and diagrams promote freeform thinking and enable quick organization of ideas and information.
Inspire creativity and conquer complexity. MindManager’s flexible mind maps and diagrams promote freeform thinking and enable quick organization of ideas and information. Use MindManager’s visual format to capture, organize and communicate complex topics more clearly. Manage your work more effectively with MindManager.
MindView is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas with powerful Microsoft Office integration.
Mindomo is a simple mind-mapping tool that you can use on-line on your desktop or via the App on your tablet. It allows you to easily create a mind map and visual depiction of key issues or topics.
You could choose to use this tool to outline the roles and responsibilities of the professionals within your team, summarise key issues relating to a case study or just depict various components or aspects relating to a particular topic.
Here's an example Mindomo mindmap depicting some elements of the Innovations in Teaching and Assessment Community of Enhancement. I have embedded the example in this site but you can easily save it as a pdf. Consideration needs to be given though as to how you will be displaying your mindmap as too much detail will be hard to read if displayed on a standard projector screen. A live link will allows the presenter/viewer to manipulate the size and navigate the map.