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My Ed.D. thesis concept map on ‘Digital Literacy’

This concept map took me ages. So long, in fact that I’ve no big long words or energy left to pad out this blog post longer than it needs to. Suffice it to say that the references on it can be found on my wiki. :-)

I created the concept map using XMind, which is Open Source, cross-platform software that allows you to upload and collaborate. I found it very easy to use and would recommend it as a perfect blend of online and offline functionality! :-D

I’ve been asked under what license I’m releasing this mindmap. Here’s my answer:
Creative Commons License
Digital Literacy Ed.D. thesis concept map by Doug Belshaw is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at share.xmind.net.

  • http://userweb.port.ac.uk/~duke-wie/blog Emma

    Excellent!
    I had a bit of difficulty seeing it – on here in Firefox, Flock & Chrome, the “About” box overlay it, IE keeps crashing (that’s not you – I’m blaming the lastest update that M/S sent for IE8 beta – not that I use it much).
    However, opening it up in a new frame on its own was great … and something that I’ll need to take time to take in & think about.

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Thanks Emma – sorry you had difficulties! I’ll have to double-check scripts,
      etc. :-)

  • http://www.L4L.co.uk Leon Cych

    Nice one Doug – can see hwy it took ages – this looks like a bit of a seminal work! I’ll try to blog about it when I have a couple of seconds!!!

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Thanks Leon – did take me a while! Hope it’s going to be useful for
      structuring my thesis. I’ll see after Skype meeting with supervisor
      tomorrow. :-)

  • http://userweb.port.ac.uk/~duke-wie/blog Emma

    Scrap what i just said about overlapping – that looks better … and still just as full of interesting stuff to explore!

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Yes, I fixed it! :-D

  • Anonymous

    Doug where are you in your thesis development and where are you doing it? I am just submitting my thesis on concept mapping that I would like to sha`re with you. Love the way you have used a map to show your plan
    our site http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Hi Christina,

      I’ve completed my thesis proposal and had it accepted at the Durham
      University. My supervisor’s Steve Higgins. Is your concept map online? :-)

      • Anonymous

        You can see my thesis and figures on m y private page
        http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/preston/papers.htm
        The full thesis
        It is a draft however – a thesis about concept maps. You might be most
        interested in the figures and the references. I have had an offer to publish
        on the web and would be most interested in your ideas.

        Regards

        • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

          Thanks Christina – I shall take a look! :-)

          • Anonymous

            Need work out how to get this into our e-journal as well as what you want to
            say about it. I can only see a small section. Away now until Friday

            Regards

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