ERIC Number: ED477010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Supporting the Application of Design Patterns in Web-Course Design.
Frizell, Sherri S.; Hubscher, Roland
Many instructors are expected to design and create Web courses. The design of Web courses can be a difficult task for educators who lack experience in interaction and instructional design. Design patterns have emerged as a way to capture design experience and present design solutions to novice designers. Design patterns are a widely accepted method of providing design support to software engineers, and they have been proposed to support designers of Web-based courses. However, end-users' abilities to use design patterns are unclear especially since Web-course design and computer programming are different activities. This paper presents a methodology for supporting novices' use of patterns during Web-based instructional design. This methodology consists of a pattern language for Web-based instruction and a design environment that scaffolds the process of finding, selecting, and applying patterns to design problems. (Contains 18 references and 2 figures.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Design Preferences, Designers, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teachers, World Wide Web
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.