“The Collage authoring tool guides and supports the course teacher in the process of authoring computer-interpretable representations (using the IMS learning design standard notation) of effective collaborative pedagogical designs.” (Hernández-Leo, 2007).
2 Current status and availability
- Initial Beta version
- New version
As of 2012, there is a new prototype for a web-based version. As of April 2014, it is open to the public. However, we do not know, if it will remain open. You can try one of the serveurs at the following site.
To use it: Enable popups in your browser.
Shortly for now:
- User should specify the type of scenario
- Zero, one or more CLFPs are suggested (relax the constraints when no pattern is shown)
- Select one and the edit the general desciption of the learning unit
- Edit the collaborative learning flow. For each pattern, editing will be different.
- Collage (Source Forge)
Hernández-Leo, D, Villasclaras-Fernández, E. D., Asensio-Pérez, J. I, Dimitriadis, Y., Jorrín-Abellán, I. M., Ruiz-Requies, I., & Rubia-Avi, B. (2006). COLLAGE: A collaborative Learning Design editor based on patterns. Educational Technology & Society, 9 (1), 58-71.
See also the references in the collaborative learning flow pattern article.