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User-Centered Design: Supporting Learning Designs’ Versioning in a Community Platform

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Community platforms and repositories enable educators to share and reuse Learning Design solutions (resources, activities, patterns, courses, etc.) The Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE) is a community platform that integrates Learning Design tools allowing not only sharing but also (co-)editing designs of resources and activities and their implementations with technologies. ILDE features open new scenarios for reuse, since Learning Design solutions can be duplicated and modified within the platform. These scenarios include basic reuse, creative modifications and refinements, revisions based on diverse types of feedback (from students, other educators, own reflections), and particularizations derived from contextual needs. The scenarios lead to the creation of multiple versions of an original solution. Tracking versioning of Learning Design solutions is interesting from a practitioner perspective (inspiration by exploring variations of the same design) and educational research perspective (understanding how educators design and reuse). This chapter describes the model implemented in ILDE to support scenarios that originate several versions of Learning Design solutions as well as the visualization offered to dig into the versioning. Their use is illustrated with three examples extracted from real practice in different contexts.


  • Learning Design
  • Co-design
  • Reuse
  • Versioning
  • Family-tree visualization

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This work has been partially funded by EACEA, METIS Project (531262-LLP-2012-ES-KA3-KA3MP), and the Spanish EEE project (TIN2011-28308-C03-03). The authors acknowledge the contributions from other project members, especially from the software developer Pablo Abenia.

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Chacón-Pérez, J., Hernández-Leo, D., Mor, Y., Asensio-Pérez, J.I. (2016). User-Centered Design: Supporting Learning Designs’ Versioning in a Community Platform. In: Gros, B., Kinshuk, ., Maina, M. (eds) The Future of Ubiquitous Learning. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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