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Introducing the CoED-method

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Thomas Ryberg
31 October 2012


In this chapter, a specific learning design method is introduced and explained, namely the Collaborative E-learning Design method (CoED), which has been developed through various projects in e-Learning Lab – Centre for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design (Nyvang & Georgsen, 2007). We briefly situate this method within the wider area of Learning Design, where after we present the theoretical background of the CoED method. We illustrate the method through discussing its concrete implementation in recent projects and discuss its potentials and challenges in relation to other methods within the area of learning design. Finally, we discuss some challenges related to the CoED-method and the field of learning design in general.

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For second reviewer - Introducing the CoED method

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Donatella Persico
10:38pm 16 December 2012

Dear colleagues.

I read with interest your paper concerning the Coed method and its application in 4 study cases. I think the paper reads very well even if it is clearly still in a draft form, as you state at the beginning. More specifically, it contains several typos, the pictures are missing and the references need to be checked.

As for more substantial comments, I would say that the Coed method sounds very engaging and I am tempted to use its main ideas in my future teacher training activities. However, in its present form the paper is rather long and, in spite of this, the discussion/conclusions section  is quite hasty. In other words,  at the end of the paper the reader feels the need for more comments about  the method, when it can be used, criteria for its adaptation to different contexts, etc. So, my suggestion is to work more on the discussion and conclusions, and consider to leave out at least one of the study cases (for example the fourth) unless you believe  it adds elements that are necessary to enrich the discussion/conclusions.

One final comment concerns the name of the method. When I first read it, “Collaborative elearning design method” , I did not understand that the adjective collaborative refers to design and not to elearning, so  I thought it was a paper concerning a method for the design of collaborative elearning, and not a collaborative method for elearning design!  I guess , though, it is too late to change the name, so you can forget  about it!

All in all, thanks a lot for your valuable contribution to this book!


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