Kent College Dyslexia Department use MindGenius to Support Students with Course Work and Literacy

Kent College in Tonbridge, Kent installed a MindGenius site licence in September 2004 which gave access to their 2,300 full-time and 12,000 part-time students on all of their 1,500+ PCs and laptops.

Former dyslexia tutor Chris Sellers, herself a dyslexic, persuaded the college to purchase a site licence after researching suitable electronic mind mapping software solutions.

MindGenius is used across campus by students, tutors and lecturers and the Dyslexia Department are applying MindGenius to support students with dyslexia for course work, literacy and developing strategies to cope with specific dyslexic difficulties.


Nicky Williams, is a Tutor in the Dyslexia Department and uses MindGenius on a one-to-one level with her students. She delivers courses on dyslexia with maths being her speciality. She herself has dyslexia and says she is “evangelical” about MindGenius. Nicky’s students have really bought into the software:

“It can be hard for some students with dyslexia to start using something different like MindGenius because it takes a lot of energy to change their developed learning patterns. However, the more the software is used the more opportunities can be discovered. ”

Nicky believes that MindGenius is dyslexia friendly – everyone can disseminate information and the act of building a map is a very positive experience.

Students use it to classify information, sort out what to include in essays and presentations, explain thought patterns, organisation, sequencing, forming a logical argument, and grouping facts.

Although it can be difficult at first for some, if they can talk about building their map this can help to internalise the main structure of what they’re trying to do and they can take ownership of their ideas.

MindGenius is ideal for those with dyslexia as it means they can go back to the map, change their mind and easily move misplaced branches and check their spelling. Nicky had tried hand-drawn mind mapping techniques previously but students would become frustrated when mistakes were made, or more information had to be added and the map had to be re-created from scratch.

Another feature that is commonly used by students in the Dyslexia department, and across campus, is the export to PowerPoint. The trigger words created in the map for the presentation help to reinforce learning of the relevant facts. She shows her students how it works – then “presses the button” for the export to PowerPoint and watches their reaction! This simplifies the process of creating presentations and helps the students to focus on the content of the presentation before they move on to making it visually attractive.

Nicky herself now uses MindGenius for everything from brainstorming to planning and revision. She has also used it to develop ideas for a conference, planning potentially difficult situations, developing coherent arguments, planning student essays and lesson plans.

Nicky believes MindGenius is an excellent tool for developing lesson plans as she tends to include too much into them. Working with MindGenius allows her to get a picture in her mind of all her thoughts then ‘dump’ them into a map, where they can be refined, sorted and organised. Once the map has been developed, Nicky is able to achieve a clearer picture of how tasks will fit into the allotted time.

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​MindGenius: Data visualisation drives improved business processes

MindGenius Ltd announce the release of Version 6 of its leading business mind mapping software.

In a continued drive to utilize the power of data visualisation techniques in business processes, Version 6 focuses on enhancements to the project management, brainstorming, communication and personal productivity capabilities of the application.


Those who manage tasks and projects will benefit from new cost and quantity calculations, the ability to customise the Gantt chart and additional project resourcing capabilities. Seamless integration with a range of cloud storage providers will allow users to save and open files in Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive directly from MindGenius and using the new Word Cloud will enable users to quickly gauge the emerging themes during brainstorming, requirements gathering and other group sessions.

Mapping information allows us to gather and make sense of large amounts and sometimes complex data. MindGenius is the only product to provide a ‘map explorer’ that enables the user to move quickly between high level and detailed views of your information. Version 6 introduces a new ‘pan’ mode to the map explorer that was first introduced in the MindGenius iPad app and found to be of great value on the device.

In addition to a strong set of new features, Version 6 has a completely new look and feel. Based on the latest Microsoft Office 2013 ribbon styling the new interface is less intrusive and makes the map and its’ content stand out during presentations. New branch styles and in-place editing, that replaces the ‘Add Branch’ dialog, make the data capture and map building process much simpler and clearer while projecting and capturing information live.

The uniqueness of MindGenius’ business focus from inception together with over 10 years of further development since first launch makes it the most refined daily use Mind Mapping Software available. Users are able to gather data, ideas and requirements more effectively, visualise information and get insights that allow them to be more organised, plan better projects, make quicker decisions and ultimately improve their productivity.

A cloud version of MindGenius is currently being developed. It will be compatible with and complimentary to Version 6 desktop and will provide remote multi-user collaboration features.

MindGenius Education 6 is available to purchase from here.