Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Interactive Collaborative Learning Proceedings of the 19th ICL Conference
The series “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” contains publications on theory, applications, and design methods of Intelligent Systems and Intelligent Computing. Virtually all disciplines such as engineering, natural sciences, computer and information science, ICT, economics, business, e-commerce, environment, healthcare, life science are covered. The list of topics spans all the areas of modern intelligent systems and computing. The publications within “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” are primarily textbooks and proceedings of important conferences, symposia and congresses. They cover significant recent developments in the field, both of a foundational and applicable character. An important characteristic feature of the series is the short publication time and world-wide distribution. This permits a rapid and broad dissemination of research results.
Mind mapping approach is acknowledged as a fruitful collaborative educational technique. However, there is a lack of researches on students’ experience during learning with mind maps. Nowadays, information technologies are developed and wide spread impetuously. Thus digital mind maps become more and more popular. The process of their creation is strongly supported by different software, but little is known about this software application to educational needs. This paper aims to fill this gap. The comprehension of mind mapping approach adoption is implemented in a form of pedagogical reflection. The data for the pedagogical reflection were gained from the research, which was designed in a mixed methodology. The combination of a survey and a participant observation aimed to get collaborative data on students' perception and estimations of mind mapping. The survey's questionnaire was developed based on the technique's functions and results of participant observation. The analysis highlighted that the Coggle may be confidently use as an educational software in case of supporting in-class and home collaborative activities on mind mapping. As a result, the set of recommendations for teaching with mind maps was developed. The directions for a further work are discussed.