Release Notes Archive
On going Compendium software development is now being continued by the CompendiumNG group.
So the latest Compendium software releases can now be found here: http://compendiumng.org/download/
For those interested, our final release, which still contains Movie Mapping capabilities, can be found here.
CompendiumLD is a software tool for designing learning activities using a flexible visual interface. It is being developed as a tool to support lecturers, teachers and others involved in education to help them articulate their ideas and map out the design or learning sequence. Feedback from users suggests the process of visualising design makes their design ideas more explicit and highlights issues that they may not have noticed otherwise. It also provides a useful means of representing their designs so that they can be shared with others. CompendiumLD provides a set of icons to represent the components of learning activities; these icons may be dragged and dropped, then connected to form a map representing a learning activity. The icons for mapping argumentation provided by Compendium are also available and can be used within CompendiumLD maps to map issues with or discussions about particular learning activities.
What can I do with CompendiumLD?
- You can use CompendiumLD to work through the design of learning activities, starting from the learning outcomes and all the way through to task timing.
CompendiumLD will prompt you to think about assessment, e.g. should it be formative, summative?
- You can create a repository of resources to be used in an activity by attaching media and text files to nodes in the diagram, simply by dragging them onto the design.
- You can annotate an existing design (produced by you or your colleagues) by adding captions to each icon, specifying further details of the activity at that point, or asking questions.
- You can share designs in a variety of ways, from simple diagrammatic jpeg image files through to interactive web friendly versions of learning design maps.
- You can use CompendiumLD maps to demonstrate that you have a thorough, well thought out design.
Download from: http://compendiumld.open.ac.uk/download/