4b: Using Concept Maps and Other Visualization Tools
In this module, faculty learn how to use concept maps and a variety of visualization tools to assist students in understanding complex concepts, principles, and ideas and the important relationships between them.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more techniques, such as integrating visual tools in classroom or online presentations, asking students to use visual tools to answer questions, or teaching students to use concept maps to prepare for exams.
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