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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Managing distance learning

Figure 14-7 shows how a Mind Map can be used to manage a two-year masters course. The course is a mix of in-class lectures and online distance learning. The Mind Map helps me to organise my study and ensures that I have instant access to all important information on the course. I’d like to explain a few aspects in brief.

Figure 14-7: Managing a masters course of study.

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The main branch marked ‘Administration’ contains a variety of information on the course, such as accesses to websites and password-protected forums, plus links to manuals and introductory documentation on the course.

The branch headed ‘Contents’ is the core of this Mind Map. It contains all the parts of the course I need to complete during the two years. From each course element there’s a link to another Mind Map which I use as a project Mind Map for the course element concerned. Further documents and information are in turn incorporated into these sub-Mind Maps.

The branch ‘People’ refers to contact data of the different classes I’ve taken on campus and of important contacts in the university’s administration.

You can see that there are different ways of using Mind Mapping in project managment. No doubt you too can think of a whole range of small and large projects that can potentially be visualised with Mind Mapping. What are you waiting for?

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