Using MindMeister to Document Learning

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I was doing some preparation to teach my Project Management class at the SMU Guildhall School of Video Game Production.

Mondays session focuses on planning tools. I read the information that was assigned to the students and used the MindMeister App that is on my iPad. I only used the free version and sent a couple of formats to myself. I like Mind Maps as a way of visually organizing information.

This first Mind Map are my thoughts about how I’m using social media as a knowledge management tool.

Knowledge Management

This next picture is a mind map that I did summarizing the reading information.

Using Planning  Decision Aids (4)

Here’s a short demonstration of MindMeister.

  • I absolutely love mind maps to organize and convey ideas. The one essential limitation is the general inability to link items from different points in the hierarchy, without either repeating them or lacing up the graphic with intersection lines. Also, relative importance through size is usually not an option. But I do love them, still.

    • Thanks for your comment Larry…I’m also a fan. With MindMeister, you can also link pictures and url’s to each piece of the map. You can share them if you subscribe, but I only have the free version.

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

    • Michael Britt

      I agree completely. I love mindmaps and mindmeister is quite good, but the issue of linking from one node to another in another branch is a tough limitation. You can insert lines that across the map, but that could get ugly if you create too many. This is one advantage of a wiki. Now if someone could marry a mindmap with a wiki….

      • Michael,

        Sound like a great idea. I’m a member of a group called bootstrapping start-ups on Google Plus. If you are serious about the idea, maybe you could solicit help and other founders there. Tell Osaka Saul Fleischman that I sent you!
        Dale

        Sent from my iPad

      • Michael,

        Sound like a great idea. I’m a member of a group called bootstrapping start-ups on Google Plus. If you are serious about the idea, maybe you could solicit help and other founders there. Tell Osaka Saul Fleischman that I sent you!
        Dale

        Sent from my iPad

        • Michael Britt

          Dale: a bootstrapping starts up group sounds interesting. Sure, I’ll check it out. Appreciate the suggestion. I’ll be sure to mention your name.