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TB872: Concept map to help with my EMA

Note: this is a post reflecting on one of the modules of myย MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice. You can see all of the related posts inย this category.ย 

A concept map based on the structure of TB872's End of Module Assessment questions.

It’s 15 years since I spent days creating a concept map for my Ed.D. thesis. Thankfully, the End of Module Assessment (EMA) for this MSc module is a mere 4,000 words, meaning it’s only taken me a few hours to create this one using Whimsical.

The requirements for the EMA are outlined in a previous post. All I’ve got to do now is write it. It’s such an interesting topic that I need to remind myself that I’ve given myself until next Friday to get it written. I’m moving house the week after, and I want this to be done.

In related news, although I’d originally planned not to do the other compulsory introductory module for this MSc (TB871) until 2025, I’ve changed my mind. Never one to shirk from a challenge, I’ll be starting that one on May 1st โ€” a couple of weeks after finishing this assignment ๐Ÿ˜…

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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