Using this Map Exchange
This area is for sharing Social Learn Compendium maps. On the left hand side you will see a menu. If you are not logged in you will only have Browse Maps available. If you are logged in you will also have access to the Share Maps option.
Browse Maps lists any maps that have been uploaded to this map echange. You will be able to view the uploaded mays either as a Map view or as an Outline view.
You can download an XML zip file of the map data and resource which you can then import into Compendium. Once downloaded either drag the zip file into the Compendium project view you want it loaded into, or unzip it into the Compendium home directory and then use File Menu / Import / XML to bring in the data.
Share Maps takes you to a page where you can publish your maps. You’ll need to export your map using the 'Power Export option from the Export menu (File Menu / Exports / Power Export - or right-click on the map you want to export, then choose Export / Power Export). This export will include the Web Map and Outline HTML views and an XML zip file of the data that others can then download.
This area is your upload management area. It will always list the maps you have uploaded and also it will allow you to edit the title and description, or delete a map you have uploaded.
Getting hold of Compendium
If you don't yet have Compendium you can download it for free from here.
What is Compendium?
Compendium is a knowledge map software tool for visual thinking. Knowledge Mapping is a key skill in 21st century lifelong learning. Fragments of information are linked in a map to make information easier to access. Compendium is based on many years research on the use of such tools in educational and workplace settings.
· People are able to see what they are thinking.
· Helps people to manage large amounts of information – e.g. in government, education, business and research.
What can I do with Compendium?
Keep track of your own thoughts and documents.
- Drag and drop documents and websites onto a map.
- Arrange icons in ways that make sense to you.
- Give icons keyword tags. [Mind Map] [Example]
Map the connections between concepts .
- Write down the key concepts of a new topic.
- Label the connections between concepts to show links.[Concept Map] [ Example]
Map discussions and arguments. Create a ‘Dialogue Map’ to:
- Clarify your thinking.
- Make links between everyone’s ideas in meetings.
- An "Argument Map" can be made to clarify the argument in someone else's writing.
[Dialogue Map] [Example] [Argument Map] [Example]
Share learning pathways.
- Organise large amounts of information on the web.
- Gather educational resources by dragging+dropping them onto a map.
- Sequence resources into a learning path.
- Publish your maps by linking them to one or more OpenLearn resources. [Web Map] [Example]
Examples of how Compendium is being used
If you want to see how Compendium is being used all over the world, then check out these examples...