Choosing software for concept maps

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If you have never used concept maps, you might be missing something that’s really useful. Learn more here: Concept maps. In case you’re not sure of the difference, there’s this: Concept maps or mind maps? the choice.

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For concept maps[edit]

I mentioned these in relation to bubbl.us and collaborative browser-based apps. That is a well-designed on-line app for making concept maps, but the grand-daddy is a free desktop tool: CMAP’. I like this a lot and, though I make less than 10% of my 2D maps with it, when I do use it, it’s because I believe it to be the best tool for rigorous thinking, reflection and verifying our understanding of a topic.

The download link is not immediately visible, so here’s help: Download Cmap here. Cmap has Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions.

A couple of others: Inspiration and VUE can also make concept maps.

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bubbl.us Cmap Tools Inspiration VUE
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