I’m working on a Health & Medical exercise and need support.

IPAWS Mind Map (Discussion and Refinement by the class)


IPAWS Mind Map Discussion and Refinement project

Craft your mind map (as an illustration, or using one of the 30 day free trials) demonstrating your understanding of the IPAWS “network” of methods to transmit crucial emergency messaging to the public of your country of origin. Indicate where you perceive weaknesses or areas for innovation and enhancement. Deposit your personal original work as an assignment, and then copy that here so that the class may comment and collectively envision the optimal system (at your level of understanding.

Please note: As there are many mind mapping programs and more drawing programs that could be used to satisfy this project, I will insist on either a PDF file or a screen capture (more often a .png file) for the submission and original discussion.

*I haven’t found the ultimate program for this, for free or low cost. One I have used successfully, free, is It will allow three maps before it requires a fee. Another that was recommended to me is FreeMind (a little more complicated). If you have drawing skills, a Word file or PowerPoint works just as well.


Use this space to provide specific guidelines for students to follow. Please see the sample below.

  • For this exercise, the setting will require responding in one continuous thread for each Country of Origin
  • Place your mind map here as a PDF or a PNG file
  • Your initial description should be 200-300 words in length, reflecting on the prompt above.
  • Reply to classmates’ posts. Your response to your classmate’s discussion should be around 50-200 words (each) and add to the discussion (i.e. reflecting on their response, asking questions, etc., proposing refinements).

Remember: Consider adding discussion etiquette rules here. Alternatively, you can create a content page with the etiquette rules and then provide a link to the page in this spot.

Technical Support

Provide technical support for students here. Please see the sample below.

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