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Using a Design Pattern Framework to Structure Online Course Content: Two Design Cases

, , George Mason University, United States

AACE Award

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Record type: PROCEEDINGS

Abstract

Despite the central role that well organized and structured course content plays in engaging learners, the authors point to the absence of guidelines for organizing content in ways that meet course learning goals. Recognizing the need for a design solution and, perhaps, the need for a new design framework, design patterns are proposed as an alternative. After describing the elements of a design pattern framework, the authors examine two design cases, demonstrating how the design pattern framework is an applicable approach to structuring course content. The authors conclude with four ways in which a design pattern approach facilitates the design process.

Citation

Norton, P. & Hathaway, D. (2014). Using a Design Pattern Framework to Structure Online Course Content: Two Design Cases. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1440-1449). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2019 from .

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