Concept mapping is a way of representing knowledge or ideas as concepts and relationships between them. A concept in the map is anything you talk about, i.e., any real-world object, an abstract term, an event, or even a fact.

Concepts are usually represented by the text in rectangles and relationships as oriented links between the rectangles, with arrows showing the reading direction. You can click on this link to take the help of an online concept mapping tool.

Visually, concept maps look like mind maps, but the essential thing about concept mapping is not the visual representation. Many people are seeking the help of technology to quicken and improve their concept mapping ideas and creative process.

Instead, it is the idea of structuring knowledge into small pieces, thinking about how these small pieces are related to each other, and the idea that you should learn by trying to link every new bit of knowledge to something you already know well.

However, the most important thing about a concept map is its very creation. Those involved in creating the concept map have to think and try to turn information into concepts and relationships between them. This process of finding, selecting, and naming concepts and then linking them together leads to organizing information inside the heads of concept mappers into integrated actionable knowledge.