Lorie Obal -
Speaking Topic: OSSIE: FreeMind in Education

Lorie has been a Linux enthusiast for several years. She is currently working her way through her PhD programs as a one-person IT shop.


This presentation covers the learning theory behind the use of cognitive mapping, the potential to use cognitive mapping as an evaluation tool and the results of a research study on the use of Open Source cognitive mapping in the classroom. The capabilties and use of Freemind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page - a premier, Java-based, free mind-mapping application will be covered.