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IMS learning design (LMS-LD) is a notation system for learning and interaction. It supports the description of learning process using a set of standardized concepts, including roles, activities, acts, objectives and prerequisites. With the availability of such a notation, descriptions of learning processes can be shared, critiqued, modified, rated, compared and evaluated. Moreover, the machine-interpretable nature of the notation means that designs can be executed by software to support the dynamic orchestration of multi-learner, multi-role learning processes. This chapter introduces IMS-LD and describes experience with its use, supported by the firs generation of tooling. We the combine these experiences with observations on the tools in the light of the new developments in e-learning in order to derive a set of requirements for IMS-LD enabled visual design environments.