Representation of coordination mechanisms in IMS LD

Miao, Yongwu, Burgos, Daniel, Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456 and Koper, Rob (2008) Representation of coordination mechanisms in IMS LD. In: Lockyer, Lori, Bennett, Sue, Agostinho, Shirley and Harper, Barry, (eds.) Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: issues, applications, and technologies. IGI Global, pp. 330-351. ISBN ISBN13: 9781599048611

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Group interaction has to be meticulously designed to foster effective and efficient collaborative learning. The IMS Learning Design specification (IMS LD) can be used to create a formal representation of group interaction, and the model can then be used to scaffold group interaction by means of coordination support at runtime. In this chapter, we investigate the expressiveness of IMS LD in representing coordination mechanisms by using coordination theory as an analytical framework. We have found that IMS LD can represent almost all the basic coordination mechanisms. We have also identified some hurdles to be overcome in representing certain coordination mechanisms. According to coordination theory, common coordination mechanisms can be reused in different settings. We briefly explore the feasibility of representing coordination mechanisms at a high-level of abstraction, which will be easier for instruction designers and teachers to understand and use.

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Additional Information: Full text of this chapter is not available in this repository. This chapter was originally published in Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: issues, applications, and technologies, published by and copyright IGI Global.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 11:29
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-59904-861-1.ch016

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