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How to with Mohiomap: Digital Flashcards

June 23, 2013

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Jun Huh, Chief Technology Officer

For students who prefer more visual, interactive methods of learning, Mohiomap can be a powerful tool in aiding with their studies. One particular use case involves using Mohiomap as a digital flashcard system, useful for reviewing study material collected in Evernote.

For students who prefer more visual, interactive methods of learning, Mohiomap can be a powerful tool in aiding with their studies. One particular use case involves using Mohiomap as a digital flashcard system, useful for reviewing study material collected in Evernote.

Rather than having dull lists and pages of information, we are presented with a mindmap of different concepts, each connected to tags which signify their categorization.

The key to this digital flashcard system is ensuring that each major study concept is within its own note. The title of the note should be the name of the concept, and the content of the note should contain an explanation of that concept and any other relevant details. Here is an example of one possible notebook, for a student studying Economics:

The map is centered around the notebook "Basic Economics Concepts"

We can already see that this would be an interesting learning environment to work in. Rather than having dull lists and pages of information, we are presented with a mindmap of different concepts, each connected to tags which signify their categorization.

If you were a student, you could then study as follows:

  1. Collect the material in Evernote, ensuring that each major concept is within its own individual note. Assign appropriate tags.
  2. Review the material in Evernote.
  3. Open Mohiomap in the notebook view (see the image above),
  4. One by one, look at the name of each concept (the name of each note), then write down all you know about that concept. If possible, use the connected tags to help you remember.

What if you were stuck, or you wanted to quickly check your answer? Hover over the corresponding note, then click on the Show Preview icon

 ) to reveal the content of that note. Below, we are displaying the content of the Law of Supply note

After opening the Evernote note, we can see the contents

Once you’ve checked your answer, reflect on how well you explained the concept. If you think you could have done better, consider tagging that note with a tag such as [need to study]. You can do this directly in Mohiomap with our ‘Tagging’ Actionable Feature.

Repeat this process with all of the notes in your notebook, and the end result should look similar to the following:

After seeing the contents, we can then decide what action to take with it

And that’s it! You can imagine how useful Mohiomap would be in these situations – whether you’re learning a new language or studying for a final, you can utilize Mohiomap as a digital flashcard system to help with your learning.

The great thing about this note/notebook structure is that it is very easy to set up. Over the course of a semester, many students will naturally create separate notes for different concepts, to make it easier when searching Evernote for that concept in the future. Contact us at hello@moh.io and let us know how Mohiomap has helped you with your studies!

About the author

Jun Huh, Chief Technology Officer

Jun leads our continually growing software engineering team and has many years of experience with the development of visualization software, in both commercial and in research enviroments.

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