Pattern-based design process for the creation of IMS LD CSCL scripts

Name of the Practice, method or methodology: A pattern-based design process for the creation of CSCL macro-scripts computationally represented with IMS LD

Brief description: A design process based on Collaborative Learning Flow Patterns (CLFPs), a particular type of CSCL scripting patterns that suggests generalized structures of macro-scripts. The main goal of the design process is twofold. On the one hand, it aims at enabling the conceptualization of the expected interaction focusing on CSCL critical elements through the refinement of CLFP-based templates. And, on the other hand, it intends facilitating the teacher-friendly creation of LD-represented scripts by hiding LD details. 

Links to extended descriptions: Paper about Collage authoring tool (ET&S, 2006), implementing the patter-based design process; Davinia Hernández-Leo's PhD Thesis; Eloy D. Villasclaras' paper proposing an extension of the design process with assessment patterns.

About: Proposed as part of Davinia Hernández-Leo's PhD Thesis (University of Valladolid, Spain, 2007). Extended in Eloy D. Villasclaras' PhD Thesis (University of Valladolid, 2010)

Contact: Davinia Hernández-Leo (davinia.hernandez at