[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [school-discuss] free/open inspiration replacement? (concept mapping)

Inspiration, and the child-friendly version Kidspiration, are pretty decent
software products.  I even use Inspiration for drafting essay outlines; I
don't know whether they fall under the category of "mind mapping" or not.


The closest match in interface appearance would be Visio, and I know there's
at least one free competitor (Dia, at http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/).

But Inspiration is good simply because of the simplicity in the product.  I
would also be interested in a free competitor... I was planning to use Wine

Jason H. Mervyn
Computer Specialist
(845) 938-5276

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Chen [mailto:alan@digikata.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 1:51 AM
To: schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] free/open inspiration replacement? (concept

On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 12:39:54PM +0700, David Bucknell wrote:
> I have a colleague who is pushing hard for me to let her train teachers
> the concept mapping software called "Inspiration." It makes idea trees
> boxes for leaves in-on which people can write. It's slick. But I don't
want to
> back down on free - open only right now. She is not happy with my quick
> dirty html alternatives or just graphics using GIMP. 
> Ideas, please?
> David 

Could you go into a little more detail regarding what "Inspiration" does?
So far it sounds like you could maybe use a wiki or modified-wiki.

twiki.org hosts one of many wiki packages availiable in the Open Source

Alan Chen
Digikata LLC
(909) 576-5489