So, in keeping with this week’s theme — Knowledge Building (KB) — and in the interest of working ideas, AND in the interest of generating something other than text for the course, I spent a bit of time this morning trying to map out the major ideas we’ve been dealing with so far. (Actually, having just wrote that sentence, I wonder now whether ‘Idea Map’ is an accurate title since I’ve charted a number of issues and not necessarily ideas… hmmm… I think I’ve certainly crossed the line… but perhaps we’ll get into this during discussion around KB pedagogy/theory.)
I used Tony Buzan‘s software iMindMap. This was new for me, so I only used the most basic functions. I also learned, after completing my masterpiece, that the free version doesn’t allow exports of any type — just password protected online access. This stinks, because I included links to our relevant blogs and some notes to supplement the branches and keywords as well. But, I did the only thing I could do and took a screenshot for your viewing pleasure. It’s fuzzy and perhaps a bit useless, but I’m going to see if I can find something better for next attempts.