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ERIC Number: ED448724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 7
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The Case for Patterns in Online Learning.
Jones, David; Stewart, Sharonn
This paper describes problems related to online learning at Central Queensland University (Australia) and suggests a process for the development and use of patterns in online learning as a possible step toward addressing these problems. The first section identifies the following problems with existing practice in online learning: the innovator/practitioner gap; the field gap; the newness of online learning; the relative unimportance of teaching; inflexible support systems; and limited quality. The second section lists requirements for a solution, including: reuse expertise and experience; provide training and raise awareness; encourage reflection and evaluation; and provide an adaptable, appropriate support system. The third section summarizes the history of patterns, and the fourth section defines the concept of patterns. The fifth section addresses writing a pattern. The sixth section discusses the mystical aspects of patterns, including generativity, piecemeal growth, and quality without a name (QWAN). The seventh section covers pattern languages, including theories, golden rules, and templates. The eighth section considers the possible demise of experts. The final section describes current work at CQU, including pattern mining, pattern workshops, pattern catalog, and constructive templates. (Contains 16 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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