This was another useful tool for visually charting this dissertation journey and later it turned
into a cumbersome problem so I would recommend that you keep it “private.” Here I could
put my thoughts and linkages for each semester onto a visual page and then add
documents, articles, or conferences attended for safekeeping. It is a wonderful
organizational tool and I used it for three semesters starting in fall, 2009.
CMAP became problematic when I made it available on my abstract and since it was in a
public/private folder did not imagine that it would migrate in bits and pieces to become part
of google documents. It was not easy to retrieve the materials and I decided to dismantle
the public component and pull the plug.
I do not want it public because of the confidential nature of some of the information and the
premature work in progress of some of the pieces. Since then, I have spent a lot of time
dismantling sites so I do not want to bring it to fruition in this dissertation. If you are going
to use CMAP, the visual tool is great – just DO NOT make it public. The tool is free if you
are affiliated with an academic institution. If you want to explore, view a demonstration, or
access the site go to: (http://cmap.ihmc.us/). The following Figure 1 on the next page
shows a condensed version of a one-page CMAP fall semester 2010.