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Over 25 years ago, in the late twentieth century, concept mapping emerged as a mixed method approach to inquiry that enables a group of people to conceptualize their thinking about a specific topic. Since then, the application of concept mapping has spread widely and an easy prediction for the future is that this trend is likely to continue; a more important and greater challenge is to think about the ways in which concept mapping may and should evolve. Discussed here are thoughts about the future of concept mapping including some predictions of likely directions and suggestions for new possibilities. Thoughts on the future are grounded in concept mapping applications that have emerged and gained ground in recent years; these include exploring wicked problems in communities and integrating concept mapping with other methods of inquiry. Thoughts on the future are also grounded in the social and cultural milieu in which we find ourselves at this time. The influence of social media and internet technologies has led to the emergence peer production and crowdsourcing as approaches to co-create information, knowledge, products and services. These tactics may create fertile ground for the further spread of concept mapping. This same collaborative milieu has produced the open software movement which in turn, offers opportunities to enhancing the methodology of concept mapping.
Concept mapping methodology may have been ahead of its time as a method that resonates with trends in collaboration and peer production that have become prominent in the 21st century. This methodology has increasingly emerged as method engage a wise crowd to create idea networks to explore meaning and design solutions for complex issues and wicked problems. Throughout this paper I have suggested future directions that were based on recent work with concept mapping but a complete examination of where concept mapping is going is not possible. A literature search at the time of this writing shows that interesting and unique applications of concept mapping continue to emerge. The best I could hope to accomplish was to assert what I have noticed since I first became involved with concept mapping over 20 years ago. Another writer looking from a different perspective would, no doubt, see different trends emerging and see a different future. In spite of the variation that must exist, given the articles in the current issue and the gallery of projects published elsewhere in the literature, a safe summary prediction is that the methodology will continue to spread as users continue to apply it in familiar contexts, adapt the method to new situations, innovate to integrate concept mapping with other methods of inquiry and discover ways to improve the concept mapping method.