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New Tools “Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”

Frank Pirrone
Buffalo, New York, USA
Blog: http://www.tona.wnyric.org/

The presenter has been involved with programming and computing since 1979, building and using early machines in the microcomputer revolution, as well as exploring a number of the more interesting programming languages. He has created applications for personal, commercial and educational use from that beginning to the present, including in his capacity as school district Technology Integrator.

Bio Page

Presentation Title
“Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”

This presentation will explore a Concept Mapping solution developed at University under funding by US government agencies. CMapServers are running around the world for accessing, publishing and collaborating in building Concept Maps. CMapTools, use of which can promote the development of high-order thinking skills, is a stand-alone application for developing Concept Maps that can be published to a CMapServer. These Concept Maps are capable of containing concept text and relationships, as well as rich multimedia elements and hyperlinks to other resources to support and inform the map.

iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp4(9:35min. Run Time; mpeg4; 21.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-iPod.mp4(9:19min. Run Time; mpeg4; 22.4MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.ogg (3:02min Run Time; ogg audio; 3.1MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.ogg (3:59min Run Time; ogg audio; 4.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server-orig.mp4 (9:35min Run Time; mpeg4; 23MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-full.divx (33:49min Run Time; divx video; 277.7MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools.divx (34:02min Run Time; divx video; 160MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.mp3 (3:02min Run Time; mp3; 2.8MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.mp3 (3:58min Run Time; mp3; 3.6MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp3 (9:35min Run Time; mp3; 8.8MB)

Supporting Links
Concept Map Theory

Concept Map White Papers

Concept Map Documentation

Concept Map Research and Publications


CMap Help

CMap Support

What is “Take My Hand”?
“Take My Hand”

Access Help Desk

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  1. Jeff Mason

    Living in Pensacola, FL, home of the IHMC, we are familiar with CMAP tools. Thus far, we have utilized the single user version only. I believe after watching your screencast, that I can convince our IT tech to install it on the server at our school.

    Thanks Frank

  2. Frank

    I’d go for it Jeff.

    Any Linux, Mac, or Windows computer will do the job with nothing more than that 1-minute install involving typing the computer name or IP address and the name and password of the admin.

    It just doesn’t get any easier than that.

    Then, you’ve got a common/central place for the users to store their maps, and the means to share and collaborate.


  3. Mike Arsenault

    Frank, I installed the CMapTools easily as I watched your screencasts. I’ve been wanting to learn about CMapTools for a while. Thank you for creating an easy to follow walk through of getting set up and using CMapTools. Great presentation.

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  5. José Luis Galván Zavala

    Por medio del presente les doy las gracias por subir este tipo de herramientas ya que son de gran utilidad para estudiantes, maestros, universitarios, investigadores. con esta herramienta nos facilitan el trabajo ya que nos ahorran tiempo y esfuerzo

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