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

, , George Mason University, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 16, Number 2, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

  • Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2014

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. (2017). Using a Design Pattern Framework to Structure Online Course Content: Two Design Cases. International Journal on E-Learning, 16(2), 175-193. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2017 from .