Learning Environment Modeling™, or LEM, is a visual way to plan and design learning environments.

It uses an easy-to understand language and visualization tools to represent key elements of courses.


The Learning Environment Design for Innovation Model



LEML is more than a visual language. It is transforming how map and design innovative courses.

Strategy & Vision Boards

Tools that help to clarify goals and outcomes to meet the specific design needs.

Learner Personas

Tool which helps to identify your specific learner and how your course design can meet all of your needs.

Benefits of Learning Environment Modeling™

For many people, Learning Environment Modeling™ is a new process for designing and innovating courses.
What are the advantages of using Learning Environment Modeling™ for innovating courses?
  • Simple to Learn and Easy to Use –  Learning Environment Modeling™ uses a simple, visual language for describing courses. The language can be taught in a matter of minutes and is easy to use because it does not rely on a specific type of technology. You can use LEM with sticky notes or with digital diagraming software.
  • Invites Collaboration – The visual nature of LEM allows for new ways of collaborating when designing and innovating courses. The modeling approach helps teams from diverse backgrounds contribute ideas and perspectives using the same design language.
  • Provides Focus and Clarity – Learning Environment Modeling™ helps people work towards a common understanding of how a course is designed. Using the shared language and visual modeling process encourages clear and focused communication.