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

Learning Environment Modeling™ uses an easy-to understand language and visualization tools to represent key elements of courses and programs.

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The Learning Environment Modeling™ Story

Unlike other design fields, instructional design lacks robust visual tools and a universally shared language for facilitating clear, concise communication during the learning environment design experience. This too often leads to poor decision making, miscommunication, frustration, and delays in the design process and, in turn, ineffectiveness and learning gaps in the resultant learning experience. Moreover, it impedes learning innovation and success.

 Learning Environment Modeling™ (LEM™), comprised of a shared, one-of-its-kind visual language and design technique, provides educators with a powerful solution for facilitating effective communication throughout processes and advancing and energizing learning environment design and learning. LEM™ is easy to learn and quickly implemented. Its minimal components render it widely accessible, highly affordable, and easily scalable. Developed at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), LEM™ has been successfully use in all types of learning situations and organizations.

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Benefits of Learning Environment Modeling™

What are the advantages of using

Learning Environment Modeling™?


  • Simple –  Learning Environment Modeling™ uses a simple, visual language for describing learning. The language can be taught in a matter of minutes and is easy to use.
  • Invites Collaboration – LEM™ gives people a common understanding of how a course is designed. It helps teams from diverse backgrounds contribute ideas and perspectives.
  • Focus and Clarity –Using the shared language and visual modeling process encourages clear and focused communication.