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PETRAD: A Pattern-Based Approach for Selection of eLearning Technologies
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, , Lancaster University, United Kingdom

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper describes PETRAD, a pattern-based approach to aid educators in the selection of appropriate eLearning technologies for specific teaching and learning situations. Those responsible for the selection and adoption of learning support technologies do not always have full and complete knowledge of what is available and under what conditions such technologies are suitable for use. We have developed a pattern-based approach that encapsulates expert knowledge and best practice of eLearning technology selection and adoption. This knowledge is presented in an easily accessible form, allowing inexperienced analysts to make informed decisions regarding the use of complex technologies. In this paper we present the developed approach and evaluate its effectiveness and utility by applying it to a real-world case study.

Citation

Lock, S., Smith, A. & Smith, A. (2009). PETRAD: A Pattern-Based Approach for Selection of eLearning Technologies. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 967-975). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 24, 2020 from .