The Private Workspace design pattern provides users with a way to reflect and plan their work through the use of private or semi-private digital notes.

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Provide users with a list of Reaction options to pick from. What format will the reactions be in? Text? Visual? Both? How will these reactions be selected? Will the options be standard for all users, or customizable?
Place the reactions options near the content users will be responding to Will all reactions be visible or hidden upon first glance? The number or reactions and available space will need to be considered.
Provide an indicator of the type and number of reactions that were posted Consider whether or not the names of users who reacted should be displayed or not

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Related Research

Martin, C. K., Nacu, D. C., Pinkard, N. (2016). Revealing Opportunities for 21st Century Learning: An Approach to Interpreting User Trace Log Data. Journal of Learning Analytics Special issue on Learning Analytics for 21st Century Competencies.

Nacu, D.C.,  Martin, C.K, Sandherr, J.  and Pinkard, N. (2015). Encouraging online contributions in underrepresented populations. Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) in Charlotte, NC, pp. 1-4.