[Xerte] non coders?

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 22 08:31:08 GMT 2010

OK, lets make it happen:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedagogical_patterns has some useful
suggestions for how to document a pattern.


http://csis.pace.edu/~bergin/PedPat1.3.html has some examples of


http://www.pedagogicalpatterns.org/ is another project doing this work.


So there is some stuff to start to go at. For me, the result would be a
very friendly set of patterns that are easy to read and understand to
people coming to this for the first time. The problem with some of the
existing work is it quickly gets quite ID-heavy, and I think that might
be a barrier to the target audience we are trying to reach.


I think there is also a can of worms in attempting to classify them as
any taxonomy probably relies on some underpinning theory. I think
behaviourists would probably classify their patterns differently to
constructivists - and indeed would probably have quite different
patterns - it's not my intention to get drawn into those sort of
debates, rather, where a particular strategy has been found to have
value, it should be offered up for re-use.


I like the idea of developing a template with which to describe a
pattern as a first step: what do you think of the headings documented at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedagogical_patterns? Maybe we should try
using them to document a pattern or two of our own?




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That sounds like a very worthwhile project.  What you're suggesting is
non-existent, as far as I know.  A toolkit full of pedagogical designs,
complete with illustrations and/or examples.  Wow!  That's an
instructional designer's dream.

- Pete 


On 2/19/10, Julian Tenney <Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote: 

Good idea. I was thinking about setting up a page on the xerte web site
maybe, or the wiki, where we can contribute pedagogical design patterns,
maybe with links to examples. I agree entirely that the instructional
strategy is what underpins the actual learning. As a technologist I have
heard educational types chastise me with 'well, we can't have the
technology leading the pedgogy', to which my muted response is usually
something along the lines of 'ok, lets see the pedagogy then'.

I think it would be great for people starting to use online materials in
their teaching to have a source of inspiration for how to use them
effectively. Simple, sound ideas that we can describe in a couple of
paragraphs, and not necessarily Xerte specific.



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