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Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE) is a design tool for learning design

According to Hernandez-Leo (2018), “Learning design tools aim at supporting practitioners in their task of creating more innovative and effective computer-supported learning situations. [... We propose an Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE), which is a networked system integrating collaboration functions, design editors and middleware that enables deployment of the designed learning situations into Virtual Learning Environments.”

According to the "about" page of its main site, “The Integrated Learning Design Environment 2 - ILDE2 is a community platform for learning design. ILDE2 has been created for research purposes and offered as a service to educators for social impact. ILDE2 extends ILDE with data analytics at different layers (from community analytics to learning analytics) that support the learning design activity of community members.”

The environment supports cooperation within a "Learning design" community in which its members share and co-create multiple types of learning designs covering the complete lifecycle:

  • from conceptualizing (working on/with starting points for designs; this type of learning design may facilitate the understanding of the context and the expected users, or may deal with abstractions and drafts around design elements and their interconnections, ...),
  • to authoring (producing a detailed definition of a learning design which is ready to use with learners),
  • and implementing (applying an authored learning design with a particular group of students using a specific virtual learning environment and set of tools)

- about, retrieved March 25, 2019.


  • ILDE (main project site)
  • ILDE2 (most recent version, as of spring 2019)


Hernández-Leo, D., Chacón, J., Prieto, J. P., Asensio-Pérez, J. I., and Derntl, M. (2013). “Towards an integrated learning design environment,” in Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, LNCS (Paphos: Springer), 448–453.

Hernández-Leo, D., Asensio-Pérez, J. I., Derntl, M., Prieto, L. P., and Chacón, J. (2014a). “ILDE: community environment for conceptualizing, authoring and deploying learning activities,” in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities (Graz: Springer), 490–493.

Hernández-Leo, D., Agostinho, S., Beardsley, M., Bennett, S., and Lockyer, L. (2017). “Helping teachers to think about their design problem: a pilot study to stimulate design thinking,” 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies EDULEARN 17 (Barcelona).

Michos, K., & Hernández-Leo, D. (2018). Supporting awareness in communities of learning design practice. Computers in Human Behavior, 85, 255-270., Open access:

Hernández-Leo, D., Asensio-Pérez, J. I., Derntl, M., Pozzi, F., Chacon-Perez, J., Prieto, L. P., & Persico, D. (2018). An Integrated Environment for Learning Design. Frontiers in ICT, 5, 9. doi: 10.3389/fict.2018.00009,

Michos, K., & Hernández-Leo, D., Albó, L. (accepted). Teacher-led inquiry in technology-supported school communities. British Journal of Educational Technology.