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Argument Mapping and Context 
Curation with Mindmaps 
Sherry Jones 
Philosophy, Rhetoric, Game Studies 
“Hunt & Gather: Di...
Mindmaps? 
● A visual diagram of 
organized information. 
● Generally used for note-taking, 
summarizing, 
classifying, id...
Argument? 
● In my Philosophy and 
English courses, I assign 
mindmaps to help students 
develop skills in critical 
readi...
Basic Structures of 
Reasoning
Premise, Conclusion 
Students attend college to become 
prepared for the workplace, which 
increasingly requires technolog...
Co-Premises 
Good students read books. 
Books are in the library. 
Good students are in the library. 
(1) Good students re...
Independent Reasons 
Consumers expect to receive reliable 
internet speed after paying a high 
monthly fee for internet co...
Mindmap Tools
Mindmup 
http://mindmup.com
http://coggle.it 
Coggle
DebateGraph 
http://debategraph.org
Mindmapping Examples
Nicomachean Ethics 
Nichomachean Ethics Books 1-5
Cultural Relativism 
James Rachels: The Challenge of 
Cultural Relativism
Utilitarianism and Moral Saints 
Susan Wolf on Utilitarianism and 
Moral Saints
gMOOC Theory 
The Architecture of gMOOCs
Questions? Comments? 
Sherry Jones 
Philosophy, Rhetoric, Game Studies 
Writings & Webcasts 
sherryjones.edtech@gmail.com ...
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"Argument Mapping and Context Curation with Mindmaps" by Sherry Jones (November 25, 2014)

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Nov. 25, 2014 - I presented a panel presentation on content curation as part of college teaching and learning practices. The panel was held at ACC.

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"Argument Mapping and Context Curation with Mindmaps" by Sherry Jones (November 25, 2014)

  1. 1. Argument Mapping and Context Curation with Mindmaps Sherry Jones Philosophy, Rhetoric, Game Studies “Hunt & Gather: Digital Content Curation Tools for Organizing Ideas and Information” (Panel Presentation) Nov. 25, 2014 sherryjones.edtech@gmail.com @autnes
  2. 2. Mindmaps? ● A visual diagram of organized information. ● Generally used for note-taking, summarizing, classifying, identifying causality, problem solving, decision making, clarifying, organizing, studying, etc.
  3. 3. Argument? ● In my Philosophy and English courses, I assign mindmaps to help students develop skills in critical reading, reasoning, and argumentation. ● Mindmaps lay bare students’ thinking process.
  4. 4. Basic Structures of Reasoning
  5. 5. Premise, Conclusion Students attend college to become prepared for the workplace, which increasingly requires technology use. We should teach technology literacy in college. (1) Students attend college to become prepared for the workplace, which increasingly requires technology use. Therefore, (2) we should teach technology literacy in college.
  6. 6. Co-Premises Good students read books. Books are in the library. Good students are in the library. (1) Good students read books. (2) Books are in the library. It would be reasonable to assume that (3) good students are in the library.
  7. 7. Independent Reasons Consumers expect to receive reliable internet speed after paying a high monthly fee for internet connection. ISPs are performing illegal bait and switch by intentionally providing inconsistent internet speeds without telling the customers. ISPs should not be able to throttle internet connection speeds at will. (1) ISPs should not be able to throttle internet connection speeds at will, (2) because consumers expect to receive reliable internet speed after paying a high monthly fee for internet connection. (3) Also, ISPs are performing illegal bait and switch by intentionally providing inconsistent internet speeds without telling the customers.
  8. 8. Mindmap Tools
  9. 9. Mindmup http://mindmup.com
  10. 10. http://coggle.it Coggle
  11. 11. DebateGraph http://debategraph.org
  12. 12. Mindmapping Examples
  13. 13. Nicomachean Ethics Nichomachean Ethics Books 1-5
  14. 14. Cultural Relativism James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
  15. 15. Utilitarianism and Moral Saints Susan Wolf on Utilitarianism and Moral Saints
  16. 16. gMOOC Theory The Architecture of gMOOCs
  17. 17. Questions? Comments? Sherry Jones Philosophy, Rhetoric, Game Studies Writings & Webcasts sherryjones.edtech@gmail.com @autnes

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