Virtual Learning Environments in the Light of Mind Maps and Flashcards
A Systematic Literature Review
Keywords:Virtual Learning Environments, Mind Maps, Flashcards, Systematic Literature Review
Mind Maps' and Flashcards' techniques are widely used in various sectors for different purposes. The use of Mind Maps focuses on the elaboration of physical models representing the neural connections between certain subjects, as well as for projects organization, for educational purposes or as a way of presenting content. Flashcards, on the other hand, propose a learning methodology based on key points of the approached content, commonly used for Foreign Language teaching and learning. Thus, this Systematic Literature Review proposes a theoretical and exploratory research on the application of Mind Maps and Flashcards in Virtual Learning Environments (VLE). Through the analyzed bibliography, approaches which connect Foreign Language teaching and learning with Flashcards were found and the studies proved this association to be feasible. However, neither VLE based on Mind Maps or Flashcards were found, nor theoretical evidence describing the implementation of both methodologies together.
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