Despite your best efforts to craft a clear and logically coherent lecture, sometimes an audience needs additional guidance in order to follow your train of thought. This is particularly true when the audience is unfamiliar with your topic. A Lecture Map provides such guidance through a representation of the key areas or intellectual structure of the lecture content.

Using a Lecture Map can help students understand the lecture as a conceptual whole. It can help orient them to the content by conveying the central concepts you will cover and illustrate how the pieces fit together. A Lecture Map also helps students maintain focus and attention by encouraging them to actively seek to fill in the gaps between ...

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