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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Mindomo

Principal function(s): Mind mappingPoster/infographic creators

Mindomo is a tool for creating mind maps and putting together organigrams, allowing users to organise ideas, concepts, and information in a structured and interactive way. Users can create mind maps by adding nodes, branches, colours, images, icons, and links to represent relationships and connections between elements. The platform offers various features such as text formatting, task management, collaboration tools, and presentation mode to enhance the usability and functionality of mind maps. Moreover, it facilitates the transformation of mind maps into dynamic presentations (similar to Prezi). Mindomo was developed by a team of software developers and designers based in Timisoara, Romania. It offers both free and premium plans. Users need to sign up for a Mindomo account to create and edit mind maps, together with collaborating with others. However, viewers can access shared mind maps without signing up for an account. Evaluation: Mindomo is a valuable and user-friendly tool with an intuitive interface. It can be used by teams, educators, and students for many purposes, including brainstorming, project planning, note-taking, and collaborative problem-solving. Therefore, it can boost creativity, organisation, and collaboration. The free version allows keeping up to just 3 maps simultaneously, hence limiting its usefulness. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free + premium options available

Website: https://www.mindomo.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Visual, modern

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

16 languages.

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

High. Mindomo does not collect more information than necessary, which aligns with the principle of data minimisation. For example, it does not access users' mind maps and documents unless asked to. Also, it does not disclose any personal data of the user to any third party without authorisation. Mindomo’s privacy policy mentions measures such as encryption to protect user data. It acknowledges users’ right to access, edit, delete, or restrict data processing. Mindomo complies with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Medium

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Not for the browser version, yes for the desktop one.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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