This Cyber Monday, we’re celebrating all the ways technology has affected everything that surrounds us. Read on to discover 6 key impacts of the cyber world and how you can use iMindMap to take advantage of the benefits of technology, every day.
Thanks to technology, education has become more interactive than ever. Benefiting both teachers and students, technology provides engaging ways to both teach and learn. With huge amounts of information available online – eBooks, articles, online courses – anyone can be empowered with knowledge. The utilisation of modern technology in classrooms has allowed for more interactive lessons and presentations to be shared – making education accessible, fun, and most importantly, effective.
iMindMap tip: Need to plan an engaging lesson for your students? The vibrant images, colours and emojis on your Mind Map will keep your class engrossed in their learning. Get your students to help you add to the Mind Map’s branches during the lesson for a unique and interactive learning experience. Or, perhaps you’re looking for something to entertain younger children this weekend? Our free iPad app, iMindMap Kids, is a fun, creative and educational learning tool, ideal for developing their literacy in an engaging way.
Technology has been one of the primary driving forces behind the huge improvements in science and consequently, healthcare. The implementation of modern technology in hospitals and science labs has transformed and accelerated both the practice of research and the ability to innovate.
iMindMap tip: You may not work within science or medicine, but you can still take inspiration from these sectors. Scientific breakthroughs are always about extensive research and innovation. Take keywords from online research and turn these into a basis for your own research. Whether you carry out a survey or a focus group, organise your findings using Radial Map View. Give your more telling discoveries higher precedence by increasing node size on your map. Build upon your primary data using child nodes to unearth the most innovative conclusions.
Because of technological advancements, travelling long distances is a convenient and everyday occurrence, making the jet-setter lifestyle more attainable than ever. This lifestyle shift has inspired modern working practices such as flexible and remote working, where being physically present in a set office is no longer required. Alongside improvements in home entertainment and mobile technology, social and professional communications have vastly improved.
iMindMap tip: Remote workers unite! Download iMindMap for your iPhone or iPad and you can use the Cloud to access your work wherever you may be in the world. With our handy apps, you’ll always be equipped to make the most of your ideas, whenever inspiration strikes!
We are in the ‘Information Age’, meaning that information is more accessible and in greater volumes than ever. Consequently, we’re more knowledgeable than ever. But, it’s important to remember that success is less about how much information you have, and more about what you do with it. One benefit of high volumes of information is that it provides us with copious perspectives and data surrounding a single issue. This means we can view something from a number of different angles, giving us a more well-rounded understanding of a topic.
iMindMap tip: Visually accumulate your initial thoughts in iMindMap’s Brainstorm View where you can develop these into your greatest ideas. Go one step further and find evidence online to back up your claims. You can attach multiple links, images, diagrams, and documents to your Brainstorm for future reference, so you can view all your resources in one visually dynamic space.
From social media to online news outlets, it’s never been easier to access articles, videos, and photographs concerning current events, case studies, and varying perspectives on a specific topic. With print media becoming obsolete, online media offers instant access to notable news stories. And, with so many other working practices turning digital, being able to access media online makes it compatible with your seamless digital journey.
iMindMap tip: Digital idea-generation tool, iMindMap, eradicates the need to gather your thoughts on scraps of paper that are difficult to edit or rework. Utilise digital media by adding alternative perspectives as individual branches on your Mind Map. This will make your ideas more well-rounded, providing a solid base for a balanced argument. You’ll also encourage your brain to think in different directions, increasing the potential for more creative and innovative ideas.
From optimising operations to improving communications, technology has significantly enhanced a variety of business practices. The digital world has seen the influx of day-to-day software that has helped businesses to automate processes that would have otherwise been time-consuming and inefficient. Because of these advanced business approaches, the potential for innovation has excelled greatly.
iMindMap tip: Mind Mapping is a great way to explore creative solutions in order to refresh your business and keep your audience engaged. After developing a Mind Map of your business proposal, you can switch to Presentation View, with the click of a button, to showcase your ideas and wow your colleagues, for an altogether more convincing case.