I have been working on a new feature for CompendiumLD which allows the user (designer) to specify how long they expect each task within an activity will take. Using this new feature the designer can specify that a particular task for a learner ( e.g. the task “Read, and comment on others’ work” shown in this briefing paper) will take, say 1 hour. Similarly, the time that tasks to be performed by teachers and others can be specified. CompendiumLD will keep a running total of the time to be spent by each”actor” i.e. each student or teacher, hence helping the designer to keep the workload of both in mind as they design the activity.
I have completed the user interface for this feature and am now implementing the database functionality to store the timing information. Here is a screen shot (click on the screenshot to enlarge it) :
and here is a movie which demonstrates this timing feature in use: