ILDE supports cooperation within a "Learning design" community, supported by
LdShake, in which its members (LdShakers) share and co-create multiple types of
learning design solutions (LdS) covering the complete lifecycle, from
conceptualization to authoring and to implementation.
Top bar menu
The top bar menu is divided in five main secions:
New LdS: Here you will be able to start the creation of a new LdS. The menu offers you access
to multiple learning design tools organized into three different submenus:
- Conceptualization tools, enabling you to focus on starting points for designs: from facilitating
understanding of the context and the expected users, to dealing with abstractions and drafts
around design elements and their interconnections (Course Map, Persona, Design Pattern,
Desing Narrative, Persona Card, Factors and Concerns, CompediumLD, ...)
- Authoring tools, allowing the production of detailed learning designs which are ready to use
with learners (WebCollage, OpenGLM, CADMOS)
- Implementation tools, supporting the application of the authored learning designs with
particular groups of students using specific virtual learning environments (e.g. Moodle) and set
of tools (e.g., Google apps) (via Glue!PS)
My LdS: In this section you will find all the LdS you create and the ones other LdShakers have
shared with you with editing rights. This includes conceptualized, authored and implemented
LdS. To make it simple, here you'll find all the LdS you can edit.
Browse LdS: Here you will find a detailed list of all the LdS available for you in this site. You
can discover and reuse the LdDs that other LdShakers have made available.
LdShakers: All the LdShakers are listed in this section. Here you can manage your groups of
contacts, which you will use to share your LdS. Visiting the profile of an LdShaker will allow you
to see the solutions she has created and is sharing with you.
Private Messaging: Clicking on the envelope you see in your top bar allows you to read and
send private messages to other LdShakers.
Conceptualize an LdS
An LdS created with the tools under the "Conceptualize menu" consists of one or more
documents. By default, the newly created LdS come with two documents: the "Main
Document" (which follows a template according to the specific tool selected: Course Map,
Persona, Design Pattern, Desing Narrative, Persona Card, Factors and Concerns,
CompediumLD, ...) and the Support Document, where you can give indications on
the usage of these LdS. You can add, rename and remove documents using the
tabs you find under the editor.
The editor allows you to insert different kinds of media to your LdS. As you can see in this
LdS, images and links can be added, as well as any kind of embeddable content you find
on the Internet (YouTube vides, SlideShare slides, etc.)
Author an LdS
Under the "Author menu" you can create LdS that are ready to use with learners. Several tools
are supported, such WebCollage, OpenGLM... Each LdS consists of one or more documents.
By default, the newly created LdS come with two documents: the "Main Document" (fodirect
edition or upload depending on the selected authoring tool) and a plain-text Support
Document, where you can write additional information about the LdS (e.g., indications
for the teacher, evaluation criteria, etc.).
Implement an LdS
Finally in the "Implement Menu" you can: register a new "Virtual Learning Environment", see
what VLE you have registered or are available to use in "See your VLE",and implement a
design into one of your VLE registered using the "Select a design to implement in a VLE
What else can we do with an LdS?
If you want to make your LdS easily
searchable and discoverable, we strongly
engourage you to tag it. You have tree kinds
of tags: Discipline, Pedagogical Approach
and Free tags.
After you create an LdS you can decide who
to share it with. You can specify which rights
to assign to each LdShaker: editing it or just
reading it and allowing comments. If you've
created any groups beforehand, you can
share your LdS directly with your groups by
typing their name.
If you'd like to make available the
"conceptualized LdS" you create in LdShake
even for users which are not registered here
(for example, your students), you can publish
any of the LdS you have created. Just share
the resulting URL with anyone you like!
Sometimes it's interesting to grab a copy of
our work and put it safely in our pen drive just
in case we're going to spend some time out of
Internet connection. LdShake allows you to
save the "conceptualized LdS" in PDF format
– keeping the same layout you see in
LdShake! Why don't you try it with this one?