Cmap

Cmap lets you construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet.

Not in the Top 100 in 2013

Website Cost Availability
cmap.ihmc.us/download/ Free for educational institutions,
federal employees working for the US Government,
and for individual use (non commercial)
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Comments from those who selected Cmap as one of their Top Tools 

  • “When I’ve got some complex ideas to sort out and simplify, I quite often turn to CmapTools. This is a concept mapping tool that allows any concept to link to any other concept, along with linking phrases. Very quickly, a map can become too complex. But then that forces a thought process to simplify it down to its essentials. I often go through that process when preparing presentations or learning materials. It makes sure you only include detail that is relevant”  Mark Berthelemy
  • ” I use concept mapping for planning, organizing topics, and to see how ideas connect to each other. When teaching, in order to evaluate learner’s understanding, I require her/him to produce a CMAP of how course components relate.”  George Siemens