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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Aepryus Software   Product:  Oovium    Added:  2014-03-14
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Screenshot mind mapping software Oovium     Screenshot mind mapping software Oovium    
What they say:  " Oovium is not an attempt to rehash old outdated inventions, but it subsumes much of their functionality. The calculator, spreadsheet, concept map, programming language: Oovium is all of them and it's none of them.

Oovium is the first (but certainly not the last) of an entirely new class of app, the calculation sandbox. It has been made possible by the invention of the touch device and Oovium's clean, efficient and tactile interface, designed for such devices, has been part of its DNA since its inception.

At its heart, Oovium aspires to make powerful, sophisticated and complex abilities (such as those currently available only to programmers) accessible to a wider audience. Oovium understands that increasing accessibility does not mean dumbing down an application by hiding complex functionality, it means making that complex functionality understandable by creating explicit visual representations for it."

Observations:  This includes a mind mapping function; it is an intriguing, not to say revolutionary, app but it does have a learning curve. G+
Where:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oovium/id336573328?mt=8
OS: iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch
Price:  iPad+iPhone: $10
Categories: mind maps
 
  From:  AHG, Incorporated   Product:  Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)    Added:  2010-04-02
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Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)     Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)     Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)    
What they say:  " Collaborative Knowledge Management (or CKM) is a tool that helps you create company's knowledge base in a collaborative environment, engage employees and help them visualize complex processes or procedures by using interactive graphical interface. The system works as a graphical wiki-style knowledge base, where information is linked to flowcharts and diagrams illustrating business processes, procedures or structures. The flowcharts can be created and reviewed by a geographically dispersed team in a synchronous collaborative environment of Second Life, and / or individually on the web -- web and Second Life interface are completely compatible -- team members can migrate from one to another for creating, updating and reviewing information.

cKM utilizes drill-down approach: each container in the flowchart along with the text information, web links and landmarks (in Second Life) can contain other flowcharts."
Observations:  Alternative pricing: $1,500.00 one time fee if the web area / database is hosted on your network. G+
Where:  http://www.ahg.com/Second_Life/knowledge_management/
OS: browser based
Price:  $395.00 setup, $100 per month
Categories: 3D concept maps, concept maps, flowcharts
 
  From:  Aibase Creative Software   Product:  Aibase    Added:  2007-05-12
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Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase     Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase     Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase    
What they say:  " Aibase is a Creative Data Manager. And to emphasize a special use:
Knowledge Builder, Brainstorming Tool, Learn Helper, Outliner, Vector Graphics Editor."
Observations:  Aibase G+
Where:  http://www.aibase-cs.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  EUR49
Categories: diagramming
 
Articles
Visual representation of knowledge

Here are some links to articles on the visual representation of knowledge by Sigmar-Olaf Tergan, an academic leader in the field

An overview of concept mapping

This is a 1997 article by Eric Plotnick, from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY

Concept maps and web research

For me, web research and concept maps are a good pairing. As I research - I build a map. As I map - I realise new areas that need research.
This papers variously by Arguedas, CaƱas, Carnot, Carvalho, Dunn, Eskridge, Gram, Leake, Maguitman, Muldoon and Reichherzer have helped me to understand why, and see other possibilities.

Assessment by concept map

This piece discusses the nature of knowledge, the difficulty in measuring achievement in the three types of domain knowledge, and how concept maps offer one way of judging students' knowledge structure.

Framework for mind mapping

Here is a link to a set of free templates for many types of mind maps. This is good solid stuff, and if you have MindManager, there's no reason not to get it.
But if you don't have MindManager, well, there's still no reason to hold back - go and pick up the MindManager Viewer from MindJet's site. That is also free.


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