Introducing the Collaborative E-learning Design method (CoED)

Thomas Ryberg, Lillian Buus, Marianne Georgsen, Tom Nyvang, Jacob Davidsen

Keywords: Collaborative Design, Methods, e-Learning, CoED

Our aim in this chapter is to present the rationale and theoretical underpinnings of a particular method called CoED (Collaborative E-learning Design). The method facilitates design of networked learning activities. It divides the design process in three steps and uses specific tools in each step. While it draws on existing methods, such as card sorting, which is often employed within iterative design processes, we believe that it entails some novel elements and we discuss these in detail. Initially, we locate CoED within the wider theoretical landscape of learning design, explain the theoretical background to the method, and then how the CoED method works in practice. The latter, we illustrate with reference to its application in recent projects where we analyse the results and insights gained from these.