Speaker: Guruswamy Revana
The work deals with learning of students on complex technical concepts in much more easier way using open source software. Mind mapping is one of the popular learning techniques employed by the academic fraternity all over the globe. This technique is utilized to improve the academic performance of the students for understanding subjects and laboratory too. This is because of the clear representation of the technical concepts in systematic way through mapping. This kind of learning helps students to correlate among the technical concepts without ambiguity. Though it seems to be simple it's impact is powerful as it works on cognition of Human beings. Instead of freehand drawing to create mind maps, open source software tools are employed. The merits of the usage of open source software are being able to create many such mind maps in short duration, edit them at any time, able to add attractive colors and patterns to create interest and gain attention of students, design in numerous ways to develop creativity and so on. Of the majority of the methods employed, this teaching - learning technique has gained prominent importance among students. The result of this work is found to be amazing among all the students for both theory subjects and practicals. There has been phenomenon change in understanding the technical concepts and analyzing them. After witnessing its strong impact at the academic results, my peer academic group started using the software.
Track: Science and Tech
Room: Event Hall 2-2
Date: Saturday, 24th March, 2018
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