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ERIC Number: EJ898730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Video-Sharing Websites: Tools for Developing Pattern Languages in Children
An, Heejung; Seplocha, Holly
Young Children, v65 n5 p20-25 Sep 2010
Children and their families and teachers use video-sharing websites for new types of learning and information sharing. With the expansion of the World Wide Web, the ability to freely exchange pattern-based information has grown exponentially. As noted by Alexander, "pattern language development" is a process in which communities freely share information, with the intention of developing best practices. Millions of people throughout the world can visually demonstrate new and traditional knowledge through online videos. This technology adds value, because video-based searching provides new ways of interpreting and relaying information that were not possible with just text. Streaming videos allow a learner to see complex processes over and over again in a manner not easily conveyed with pencil and paper, through verbal conversation, or even by face-to-face demonstration. This article explores the pedagogical implications of this relatively new digital phenomenon in the context of pattern language development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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