Hernández-Leo et al: Let’s shake on it: can we support co-edition and sharing using diverse existing learning design editors within the same platform?
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6 October 2011
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Pablo Abenia, Pau Moreno, Jonathan Chacón and Josep Blat: Let’s shake on it: can we support co-edition and sharing using diverse existing learning design editors within the same platform?
Teachers can now find themselves in situations in which they need to work in teams on the joint design of learning activities within or across institutions, or in which they would benefit from the sharing of learning designs and experiences. For the creation of these designs there exist a number of authoring tools, which are typically varied; being some of them specific to pedagogical methods, devoted to particular subject matters or types of activities, and compliant with different computational representations or exporting formats. This paper points out the relevance of offering practitioners support to work in communities where they can jointly create and share learning designs using eventually diverse authoring tools. The paper presents LdShake as an integrative platform that provides a set of co-editing and sharing features that can be used with diverse design editors, such as a Rich Text editor, WebCollage and eXeLearning. LdShake, integrating these three editors, has been used in a workshop with stakeholders with different profiles. Their opinions are encouraging and support the utility of the approach.