Introducing MindMup Research Tool

Scholar Research in MindMup Draft

My new libraries are great for organizing knowledge. But how to organize the research prior to publishing? Step forward MindMup – an online mapping tool that I use every day.

I use it for many things. But here I will focus on quickly organizing a new research project.

One of the main reasons I use a mapping tool is flexibility. Because at the start of many new research projects I have no firm structure. How can I have a structure? When I don’t yet have the knowledge that will show me how to plan it.

Normally, you’d never see my first draft of a research map. Because there is no flow of ideas to help you understand the concepts I’m teaching. But that’s the point – you need to see what a draft looks like. Before you can structure it for other people.

MindMup Image Draft

As I have no intention of creating a “finished product” here’s my MindMup image for this project:

Scholar Research in MindMup Draft

So that’s the center of my map straight out of MindMup. But cropped to fit on your screen.

Next comes the text. More-or-less, straight out of MindMup. But in 2 parts because I wanted different headings and bullet points. “More-or-less” because I had to change the title (MindMup on Scholar) from Heading size 1 to Heading size 2. Also, I had to add a styling change for the bullet points. Though that might only be needed to fix poor styling from my current theme. As it has looked perfect first time on other sites.


  • Copy & Paste MindMup Results
  • Remove protocol, www, & [ref]
  • Add Citation notes
  • Add Purpose note
  • Review to see if publishable.

Information Ideas

  • MindMup Alternatives?
  • Mind map uses?
  • MindMup Integrations?

MindMup on Scholar

Purpose: To see if there is sufficient useful information about MindMup to introduce it as a valuable aid to learning. Because I am considering using it as a collaborative learning tool with people who want my input on their learning projects. So if that goes ahead, I will need to provide MindMup background information with examples. In addition to my own “MindMup With Keith” procedures.

  • The mapping tools investigated for their usability and functionality included, MindMup, 7Vortex, and Kumu.

    Pedersen Zari, Maibritt, and Katharina Hecht. “Biomimicry for regenerative built environments: Mapping design strategies for producing ecosystem services.” Biomimetics 5, no. 2 (2020): 18.

  • The authors discussed economic and architectural benefits of serverless computing and study two real world services, namely MindMup and Yubl, that have been migrated to and adopted serverless computing.

    Goli, Alireza, Omid Hajihassani, Hamzeh Khazaei, Omid Ardakanian, Moe Rashidi, and Tyler Dauphinee. “Migrating from Monolithic to Serverless: A FinTech Case Study.” In Companion of the ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, pp. 20-25. 2020.

  • It is a technological world, so students may also want to consider using device apps or programmes to support their note taking, for example MS OneNote or EverNote for note-taking or Mindmeister or Mindmup for mind maps (there are lots of alternatives!)

    Lynch, Kenny. “Note perfect! Taking notes in classes and lectures.” Teaching Geography 44, no. 3 (2019): 125-126.

  • Karim et al. investigated mobile-assisted mind-mapping technique (MAMMAT) using MindMup and unfold its advantages in developing ESL undergraduate students’ writing skills.

    Chen, Ting-Ju, and Vinayak R. Krishnamurthy. “Investigating a Mixed-Initiative Workflow for Digital Mind-mapping.” Journal of Mechanical Design (2020): 1-40.

  • or paper based mind map. Online mind map can be made with some software that is available online for example on;; mindmeister. com and many other websites.

    Solusia, Carbiriena. “Using Mind Mapping Strategy to Improve 8th Graders’ Abilities to Summarize and Retell Stories.” J-SHMIC: Journal of English for Academic 7, no. 1 (2020): 88-101.

  • to differentiate learning for their future students. Some free examples were: Audacity, inklewriter, Kaizena, MindMup, Newsela, NoRedInk, PowerMyLearning, and ReadWriteThink.

    Cooper, Rebecca, Amy Farah, and Samantha Mrstik. “Preparing Teacher Candidates to Teach Online: A Case Study of One College’s Design and Implementation Plan.” International Journal on E-Learning 19, no. 2 (2020): 125-137.

  • For example, a mind-map is created, as shown in Fig. 8, for the design problem: To reduce energy wastage caused by 90% in residential buildings. There are many useful and effective online mind-mapping tools, such as Mindmup and Coggle.

    Tushar, Wayes, Lan Lan, Chathura Withanage, Hui En Karen Sng, Chau Yuen, Kristin L. Wood, and Tapan Kumar Saha. “Exploiting design thinking to improve energy efficiency of buildings.” Energy 197 (2020): 117141.

  • First, we consider the commercial tools that are electronically available and that have been developed to help design and create concept maps. Examples of these tools include MindMeister (2007), Lucidchart (2008), MindMup (2013), and Cmap (2014)

    Elgendi, Ehsan, and Clifford A. Shaffer. “Dynamic Concept Maps for eTextbook Glossaries: Design and Evaluation.” Frontiers in Computer Science 2 (2020): 7.

  • Numerous tools are available online or as a downloadable software that help in the generation of a Mind Map such as MindMup, FreeMind, Cacoo and SciPlore

    Vimalaksha, Anusha, Siddarth Vinay, and N. S. Kumar. “Hierarchical Mind Map Generation from Video Lectures.” In 2019 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), pp. 110-113. IEEE, 2019.

  • Collaborative learning Student creates and revises concept maps while searching for the topic using Mindomo, MindMeister or MindMup. To present the background of information assessment skills as a part of information literacy.

    Saienko, Nataliia, and Yuliana Lavrysh. “Information assessment skills development through the mobile learning strategies for bachelors at technical university.” Dilemas Contemporáneos: Educación, Política y Valores 7, no. 2 (2020).

  • This has had mixed results in terms of digital pedagogy and assessment outcomes (MindMup, 2019)

    Bellamy, Craig, and Nectarios Costadopoulos. “Building a ‘moral operating system’for IT students: pedagogies and problems.” In 2019 ABEN Conference-Combined abstracts, p. 5.

  • Professional Context, Classroom Application. Mind Mapping Tool MindMups as a minds on activity have staff in groups develop a mind map of school initiatives and priorities

    Witt, Dan. “Author Archives: danwittwcdsbca.”

  • Students can work alone or in teams. This mind map about tennis is colorful and stimulating. If you want to try mind mapping yourself, here’s a free tool called MindMup. There are many others available, some free and others with modest fees

    is Worth, A. Picture. “Tag Archives: annotation.”

  • Fig. 4 shows the mind-map of dominant IS research subjects and prominent theories have been exploited in these areas, which is produced using MindMup 2 software.

    Hajiheydari, Nastaran, Mohammad Soltani Delgosha, and Mojtaba Talafidaryani. “IS Research Theoretical Foundation: Theories Used and the Future Path.” In International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems, pp. 24-39. Springer, Cham, 2019.

  • Nevertheless, along with all the diversity of tools for creating CMs, including those widely disseminated ones, FreeMind, MindMeister, MindManager, Cacoo, MindMup, XMind etc., only a small part of them can be considered as tool kits for cognitive

    Ismailova, Larisa Yu, Sergey V. Kosikov, and Viacheslav E. Wolfengagen. “Computational Model for the Construction of Cognitive Maps.” In Spatial Cognition and Cognitive Maps. IntechOpen, 2019.

  • iMindMap InfoRapid KnowledgeMap inforapid.d e/html/knowledgemap eng.htm MindMapper mindmapp MindMup mindmup. com Mindomo mindomo. com

    Krzywicka, Monika, and Jerzy Grudziński. “Digital mind maps in teaching materials science at the university level.” In E3S Web of Conferences, vol. 132, p. 01010. EDP Sciences, 2019.

  • In the present study authentic multimodal material and applications (, Microsoft movie maker, Mindmup 2) were used for educational purposes, after having considered that the current technological advances seem to offer a great number

    Korosidou, Eleni, and Tharrenos Bratitsis. “Infusing Multimodal Tools and Digital Storytelling in Developing Vocabulary and Intercultural Communicative Awareness of Young EFL Learners.” In International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, pp. 191-200. Springer, Cham, 2019.

  • Other tools that deserve an honorable mention include GoConqr’s concept mapping feature,, and MindMup, all of which are web-based but at the time of writing limit input to text; and CmapTools, which is incredibly powerful but requires software to be downloaded

    Courchesne, Steven, and Stacy M. Cohen. “Using Technology to Promote Student Ownership of Retrieval Practice.” In Next Generation Digital Tools and Applications for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, pp. 31-45. IGI Global, 2020.

  • Regular treemap depicting the population distribution among Brazilian states,,

    Silveira, Ismar Frango. “A Knowledge Visualization Course for the Era of Data Science.”

  • tEachInG EnGLISh to tEEnS WIth autISM as MindMup, which can help stu- dents create visual organizers and incorporates Google Drive

    RIchMond, KIa JanE. “Strategies and Hope: Teaching English to Teens with Autism.” English Journal 109, no. 1 (2019): 111-113.

  • CMAP Tools, Coggle, Compendium, Docear, FreeMind , Freeplane , MindMup, SciPlore MindMapping , WikkaWiki ,VUE, Xmind , these are some freeware that can create a tree like image or any pictorial format and some software turns maps into pdf format

    Lavanya, B., and A. Auxilia Princy. “A Nomological Design of Conceptual Framework with Deep Learning Algorithm.” International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS) 17, no. 8 (2019).

  • Synthesis with VLQ…..50 3.3 MindMup Platform…..52 … 4.1.3 Treatment Group (MindMup)

    Yan, Alan. “The role of values & practical identities in mental wellbeing.” PhD diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.

  • Some parts of the organizer are left blank for students to fill in dur- ing class. There are many free graphic organizer websites and templates online, such as,, and

    Harris, Lisa, Lindsay Yearta, and Allison Paolini. “Using Digital Tools to Foster Student Engagement Within the Universal Design for Learning Framework.” In Handbook of Research on Fostering Student Engagement With Instructional Technology in Higher Education, pp. 411-428. IGI Global, 2020.

  • A mind map ( is a dia- gram used to visually organize thoughts around a single concept.

    Negreiros, Joao Garrott Marques, and Weng Chi Lei. “Web 2.0 Tool Recommendations for Teachers.” (2019).

  • evaluation of digital information, using citation tools like Easybib (Chegg, 2019) or NoodleTools (Abilock, 2019), curation tools like Zotero (Corporation for Digital Scholarship, 2019) and Evernote (Evernote Corporation, 2019), notetaking tools like Mindmup

    Miller, Lisa. “Digital Integrity as a 21st Century Skill.” Technology and the Curriculum: Summer 2019 (2019).

  • The problem among P1 was the transition of data to “the language” of such tools as MindMup,, Canva, Piktochart, Easelly and Visme

    Deja, Marek, and Dorota Rak. “Knowledge management and academic information behaviour.” Aslib Journal of Information Management (2019).

  • The mapping tools investigated for their usability, and functionality included: (Stair 2013); MindMup (Adzic and Chatley 2017); 7Vortex (7Vortex 2018); and Kumu (Liebovitch 2014). Kumu was the platform selected

    Zanelli, Alessandra, Carol Monticelli, Marijke Mollaert, and Bernd Stimpfle. “Biomimicry for regenerative built environments: mapping design strategies for producing ecosystem services.” (2019).

  • Different tools are exploited also to facilitate learning processes and to adjust or adapt contents. Software to build up mind maps (Mindmup, Mindomo, Coggle etc.)

    Leto, Emanuela. “ICT Based Foreign Language Learning in the “Intercultura” Lab."

MindMup Research Tool Next Steps

As I want to generate documentation for collaborators, I will look at each MindMup study in detail. Then I can focus on those that explain mechanics of MindMup and real-world applications. The items I disregard might be useful in other projects. Such as my idea to compare MindMup alternatives.

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