PACT: A Pattern-Annotated Course Tool
Andy Carle, John Canny, Michael Clancy, UC Berkeley Computer Science Division, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
We present PACT: a visual editor for annotating sequences of learning objects with references to pedagogical patterns. Previous efforts to reform pedagogy via design patterns have focused on two approaches, each of which has severe disadvantages: the exchange of pedagogical pattern descriptions and the creation of learning environments informed by them. The key innovation of PACT is its focus on pattern-annotated courses that connect these methods. We discuss the goals driving the design along with the features that comprise this tool. Finally, we identify opportunities for community involvement and future work.
Carle, A., Canny, J. & Clancy, M. (2006). PACT: A Pattern-Annotated Course Tool. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2054-2060). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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