Yesterday, @selil (Sam Liles) tweeted:Oh great Twitter brain. I need a Concept Mapping Applet to run on a website.
I replied "Real concept mapping? Or would mind mapping do? WiseMapping is a free open source mind mapping server that you can install."
Sam replied "I'm looking at doing Novak style concept mapping (expert knowledge elicitation)."
This needs more than 140 characters, so I'm bringing the question to the Mindmappers' Forum. Now read on....
It's easy to find a Novak-style concept mapper - Cmap - but as far as I know, this can't be embedded in a web page as an applet, only as an image. Anyone who can correct me on that, please jump in. Cmap maps on the public Cmap server do support editing by multiple users simultaneously, so you could link an image of the map to a server.
Also the Cmap server is free while it is in beta, so you could, if you wanted to avoid using a public server, set up your own server. I don't know what's involved in that.
What can be embedded, and has the main attributes of Novak concept maps is bubbl.us but I think that is read only when embedded - it allows readers to zoom and move the map around, but not edit it. But it does allow readers to jump from the embedded map to the same map on the bubbl.us site, and once there, if they have an account and the map owners has invited them, they can edit the map.
I invite other mappers to jump in with other suggestions.
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