3 About Compendium
The EPoCH resource has been presented using the knowledge mapping software Compendium. It is a software tool for visual thinking. You can use it to cluster and connect icons linked to ideas, concepts, arguments, websites and documents.
Compendium can be used for personal reflection as you study or work on a problem and you can share your maps with others… your summary of a topic, or a learning path through, say, an OpenLearn free course.
In this course, however, we have designed a series of activities that help you: Explore Psychology's Context and History (EPoCH). We used Compendium to link together information about various aspects of psychology and have presented them in a series of knowledge maps. You do not need to download the Compendium software to access EPoCH as the resulting knowledge maps are presented as a series of web pages.
Finally, it is important to remember that it is not necessary to download Compendium in order to use the EPoCH resource. The materials have been presented as a series of linked web pages and simply require a web browser to display them.