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Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) is a project funded under the EPSRC/ESRC TLRP programme which builds on the LKL pedagogic planner (also called London Pedagogy Planner, a now dead project) - Daniel K. Schneider 10:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC).

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According to Cloudworks, retrieved 10:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC), The system includes the following sections and things a designer can do:

  • Pathways to designs for a session
  • Can define: aims, prerequisites, duration, topics, learning outcomes, teaching methods, assessment, alignment – output validation document
  • Provides numerous prompts, checking, opportunities for refining: for example check definitions of LOs via prompts (an ontology of learning outcomes), etc select LOs, Select learning activity sequence, define keywords for topics
  • Can populate LAMS sequence 1 with content assets, preview, evaluate or edit learning sequence
  • Could select a learning approach – didactic instruction, collaborative learning, inquiry learning etc
  • Then type in a learning outcome – can search on existing set of outcomes to see which ones match
  • Also want to be able to model the kind of searching tool that the teacher is using
  • Experimenting with bringing these different tools together and making connects between them, a kind of scrapbook complier – can find existing resources and edit them and import into the LDSE tool and can annotate them:
    • Can link to an authoring environment for creating and editing learning objects such as the GLO tool
    • Can also drag in LAMS sequences
    • A link to some existing examples such as iKOPER sequences
    • Can link into and edit phoebe examples
  • Can provide a walk through scenario of what a users might do:
    • Select learning outcomes,
    • Find learning designs,
    • Test against theory,
    • Fill in details,
    • Build,
    • Implement and
    • Evaluate



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