Using Compendium as a Tool to Support the Design of Learning Activities

  • Gráinne Conole
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


This chapter describes how a mind mapping tool, Compendium, is being used to help designers and teachers create and share learning activities. Initial evaluation of the use of the tool for learning design has been positive; users report that it is easy to use and helps them organize and articulate their learning designs. Importantly the tool also enables them to share and discuss their design strategies. The chapter will ground this work within the wider literature on learning design, focusing in particular on how learning activities can be represented and mechanisms for supporting decision making in creating new learning activities.


Design Process Learning Activity Compendium Tool Learning Design Mind Mapping 
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The work described in this chapter is part of an institutional project on learning design. Others involved include: Stewart Nixon, Peter Wilson, Martin Weller, Simon Cross and Mary Thorpe.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Institute of Educational TechnologyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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