Monday, April 30, 2012

Mind Mapping presentation

A presentation conducted as part of Axcelerate initiative @ MSA University in 2008

Presentation file: Mind-Mapping-v4-web.ppt

Presentation content

  1. What is mind mapping
  2. History
  3. Examples
  4. How does it work
  5. Application areas
  6. How to use it in your studies
  7. Guidelines
  8. MindMapping software
  9. References
What is mind mapping
A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.
It is used to generate, visualize,
    structure and classify ideas.
The mapping concept started evolving in 1960s when some learning experts discovered that meaningful learning occur when we link concepts together
Concept mapping:
The technique of concept mapping was developed by Joseph D. Novak and his research team at Cornell University in the 1960s as a mean of representing the emerging scientific knowledge to students.
Mind Mapping:
Developed and copyrighted by Tony Buzan in the1970s, the difference between mind mapping and concept mapping is that Mind Mapping consists of one Key or Concept while Concept mappings can contain many concepts
Examples - Cont
How does it work

Application areas
Note talking
Organizing ideas/brainstorming
It is more easier to remember mind maps rather than test notes
Decision making/planning
You see the big picture, relation between relevant information

How to use it in your studies
Note talking in class
Summarize key topics of each chapter in 1 Map
B4 any exam:
Summarize and relate key topics from all chapters in 1 Map
Don’t take the Map with you in the exam 
How to use it in your studies - Cont
Mind mapping software
Mind manager:
Freemind (Open source):


1 comment:

  1. That is a very constructive presentation. I’m pretty sure your audience will learn a lot about what mind mapping is. But I think you should also include the use of mind mapping in different aspects of life. For example, in time management, mind mapping can also be a useful tool, so you can manage all your priorities and tasks.