Designing Learning Resources in Support of Meaningful Learning

In 2004, we reported an approach to designing a Learning Guide to support meaningful learning (Modell and Modell, 2004).  The governing strategy of this text-based document was the “build-test-refine” mental model for meaningful learning (shown below).
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With the growing popularity for the”flipped-classroom” in which content is provided online prior to classroom discussions, there became a need to provide such interactive learning guides online.  This project continues this development to provide models for online Learning Guides in which the student is helped to make his/her current mental model “visible,” asked questions or presented with problems to help test the current mental model, and provided assistance in helping to refine his/her existing mental model.

Another path of this effort is to design online, interactive tutorials to help students review critical concepts underlying physiological phenomena. (Modell and Michael, 2013)

To Learn More About This Project Contact Harold Modell