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Towards a Pattern Language for Networked Learning Peter Goodyear Paris Avgeriou Rune Baggetun Sonia Bartoluzzi
 

Summary: Towards a Pattern Language for Networked Learning
Peter Goodyear Paris Avgeriou Rune Baggetun Sonia Bartoluzzi
University of Sydney University of Cyprus University of Bergen A Priori Ltd
Simeon Retalis Frans Ronteltap Ellen Rusman
University of Piraeus University of Maastricht University of Maastricht
ABSTRACT
The work of designing a useful, convivial networked learning environment is complex and demanding. People new
to designing for networked learning face a number of major challenges when they try to draw on the experience of
others whether that experience is shared informally, in the everyday language of educational practice, or through
published research and evaluation studies, or through sets of action-oriented guidelines. In this paper we present a
novel approach to sharing educational design experience, making use of an organisational and communicative
framework derived from Christopher Alexander's work on pattern languages. We describe the structure and purpose
of design patterns, show how they fit together in a pattern language, and illustrate the approach with reference to
some design patterns for networked learning. For clarity, our presentation is set within a specific conception of the
nature of designing for networked learning, but we aim to show how the patterns-based approach transcends such
particularities. We suggest that design patterns offer a useful method for sharing design ideas in participatory
educational design work.
Keywords
Networked learning, design methods, design patterns, pattern language, higher education
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Source: Avgeriou, Paris - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences