mindtool

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mind +‎ tool

Noun[edit]

mindtool (plural mindtools)

  1. (education) A tool, such as a computer, that can be used to extend cognitive function.
    • 2001, Mahbub Syed, Wcs Icimade Conference Proceedings Distance Learning and Multimedia (page 97)
      VR technology was used as a delivery medium conveying a message rather than a mindtool with which the subjects enhance higher order thinking skills.
    • 2009, Lawrence A. Tomei, Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning (page 151)
      When used to scaffold information, mindtools reduce the cognitive load on learners and allow them to engage in critical thinking.