The language dimension of mental models in digital learning environments
Authors: Kurt Englmeier
Abstract: Mental models support learners to develop conceptual and operational representations of learning environments. They help learners to structure their knowledge and to translate learning goals for their knowledge acquisition into cognitive learning processes. It is essential for digital environments supporting self-paced learning not only to provide a clear picture of the knowledge the learner can acquire but also to help the learners in developing a clear image of their state of knowledge acquisition and to keep up a high level of learning motivation.
Keywords: Mental model, design metaphor, learning environment, language model
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