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

Try cmap, available at http://cmap.coginst.uwf.edu/ .

Sounds like it'll do what you need.


At 06:32 AM 10/21/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>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
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>-----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
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