Jeremy Wagstaff’s LOOSE wire: Resources

Jeremy Wagstaff’s LOOSE wire: Resources: «Directory of MindMapping Software

Here’s some mind mapping software for Windows or the Mac. Additions welcome.

Visual Mind


NovaMind (mac)





ConceptDraw MINDMAP


Creative Thinker



IdeaGraph (currently «on pause»)


SoftNeuron Mindmap



Visual Concept


Some resources:

InnovationTools (which includes a bigger directory of programs)

Google directory on mind mapping

MindManager for Dummies: the book»

Learnng Styles take your free test.

Learnng Styles take your free test.: «Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone especially for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Knowing your learning style will help you develop coping strategies to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning style work for you.

For ease of use, the page has been divided into six categories:»

elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age


Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments. Vaill emphasizes that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast o the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…� (1996, p.42).

Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. Information development was slow. The life of knowledge was measured in decades. Today, these foundational principles have been altered. Knowledge is growing exponentially. In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years. Gonzalez (2004) describes the challenges of rapidly diminishing knowledge life:

“One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. The “half-life of knowledge� is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. Half of what is known today was not known 10 years ago. The amount of knowledge in the world has doubled in the past 10 years and is doubling every 18 months according to the American Society of Training and Documentation (ASTD). To combat the shrinking half-life of knowledge, organizations have been forced to develop new methods of deploying instruction.�


Sider eg har publisert i skulesamanheng har ein del besøkande, eg føl litt med i loggane for å prøva å finna ut kva type lesarar som er innom, eller kvar dei er i frå. Besøk frå har vore registrert, i det siste har det kome inn ein del besøk frå søkeorda exxon valdez, det har kanskje samanheng med det som nyss har skjedd i Canada, elles er det nokre søkeord som går igjen.

Sidan sist eg sjekka har eg fått besøkande frå Afrika;

Continent of origin

1. Europe 10030 97.2 %

2. North-America 147 1.4 %

3. Asia 30 0.3 %

4. Australia 14 0.1 %

5. South America 5 0.0 %

6. Central America 3 0.0 %

7. Africa 3 0.0 %

Unknown 92 0.9 %

Total 10324 100.0 %

Les meir på lenka ovanfor..

NB. Det vert publisert bÃ¥de pÃ¥ og, men det er same innhald pÃ¥ begge…

The History of Memory Techniques Leading to Mind Maps by Tony Buzan

Since human beings first walked planet Earth, memory has been one of the main concerns and interests. If early homo sapiens forgot, it was not only a matter of not remembering, it was often a matter of no longer living: if you could not remember which snakes were poisonous; which fruit was nutritious; where you had hidden your implements and weapons; where swamps, quick-sands and chasms were located; and where your secret supplies of food were, you did not get many more opportunities to try to remember anything!

Looking at memory from this basic and survival point of view, we quickly realise that memory is not just a matter of recalling shopping lists and information for exams – it is literally a matter of life and death. It is for this reason that all cultures throughout history have devoted large amounts of their time and energy to making sure that there ‘memory systems’ were both excellent and improving.