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Patterns, designs and activities: unifying descriptions of learning structures

McAndrew, Patrick; Goodyear, Peter and Dalziel, James (2006). Patterns, designs and activities: unifying descriptions of learning structures. International Journal of Learning Technology, 2(2-3) pp. 216–242.

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In this paper, we examine emerging ways to describe and structure learning material, learning tasks and learning situations. In particular, we consider three different approaches, looking at common issues and differences in emphasis. These approaches are: learning patterns, inspired by the architectural patterns of Alexander; learning design, as described in the IMS Learning Design specification and which itself draws on Educational Modelling Language (EML) developed at The Open University of the Netherlands and learning activities as used in the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS).

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1477-8386
Extra Information: The PDF attached is a pre-print, not the published version of the article.
Keywords: learning design; patterns; e-learning; learning activities; learning technology standards; reuse
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6489
Depositing User: Patrick McAndrew
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 00:11
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