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LiteMap

LiteMap is a Web tool for mapping out visually the content of online debates across different forums and Websites.

Online discussions on issues of public concern are often dispersed across different Websites and Social Media environments. This makes it difficult for stakeholders to make sense of the state and progress of a public debate.

LiteMap is a tool to support sensemaking and summarization of public debates across Web forums and discussion media. By allowing easy markup and annotation through any Web browser, LiteMap enables users to grasp clips of text from an online conversation and make them objects of further reflection and discussion. Within LiteMap content from previously disconnected online conversations and debates can be connected in new meaningful ways. Visual maps can be built by single users or groups to make a point or better communicate ideas and results to others. LiteMap is designed to help both community managers.

Community managers can use LiteMap to organise contributions to the debate, reduce idea duplication, and support content analysis and summarisation.

Community members can use LiteMap for sensemaking and self-reflection: to build a visual representation of their own view of a topic or debate; to communicate personal ideas to others; and to point the community’s attention to important issues.

LiteMap is one of the Catalyst’s ecosystem of Collective Intelligence Tools to improve community deliberation of complex societal challenges.

Partners
  • Sigma Orionis
  • Imagination for People
  • The Open University
  • Universitat Zurich
  • Euclid Network
  • CSCP
  • Purpose
  • Wikitalia

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Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contracts until 30th June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the UK. KMi has openings for two...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31 December 2018

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on an EU funded project – Up2U. The project will be focusing...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2018

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Research...

Project Officer - Data Hub Development

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£32,548 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30 June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Project Officer...

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Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support

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