E-LEN Dissemination log

September 2004: Presentation of design patterns at UFEME

The 6th of September Line Kolås will give a presentation of design patterns at UFEME (a Swedish-Norwegian interreg project).

August 2004: Article to appear in ATL Journal

Avgeriou, P., Vogiatzis, D., Tzanavari, A. & Retalis, S. “Towards a Pattern Language for Adaptive Web-Based Educational Systems”. To appear in: Special Issue on Innovations in Advanced Technology for Learning: Authoring for Adaptive Educational Hypermedia – Advanced Technology for Learning Journal, ACTA Press.

July 2004: Paper on 'adaptive educational hypermedia systems' appeared in EuroPLoP 2004 (by D. Vogiatzis, A. Tzanavari, S. Retalis, P. Avgeriou, and A. Papasalouros).

The paper was entitled: "The Learner’s Mirror" and was part of a Writers Workshop at EuroPLoP 2004 http://hillside.net/europlop/ that took place on 9-12 July in Irsee, Germany.

Abstract: Adaptive Hypermedia Educational Systems, AHES, represent an emerging technology that provides a unique advantage over traditional Web-based Educational Systems; that is the ability to adapt to the user's needs, goals, preferences etc. This system is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream education, yet there does not exist a disciplined way of designing them - most of the development is ad-hoc. This paper aims to fill this void, which is the absence of disciplined design, by recording the expertise of existing Adaptive Hypermedia Educational Systems in the form of design patterns. In this paper we present a number of these patterns, as well as a more complete organization map that illustrates the entire pattern language based on the patterns’ relations.

Download paper here (legg til lenke til filen: "E2.pdf")

May 2004: Camera ready papers submitted for the ED-MEDIA symposia "Design patterns for E-learning"
by the E-LEN project.

The E-LEN project is organising a symposia titled, Design Patterns for E-learning, at ED-MEDIA 2004 in Lugano, Thu, Jun. 24, 3:30-4:30 pm. The symposia will be divided into two parts. Each part presenting and discussing three papers:

Part 1
  • A pattern language as an instrument in designing for productive learning conversations
    Frans Ronteltap (NL), Peter Goodyear, & Sonia Bartoluzzi, UK
  • Design patterns for Collaborative Learning: From practice to theory (and back)
    Rune Baggetun (NO), Ellen Rusman (NL) a& Caterina Poggi (IT)
  • Organisational patterns for designing e-learning centres
    Christine Steeples & M. Zenios, UK
Part 2
  • Implementing e-learning design patterns
    Arvid Staupe & Line Kolas, NO
  • From Pedagogical Paradigms to Hypermedia Design Patterns: Where to Start?
    Franca Garzotto (IT), Symeon Retalis (GR), Aimilia Tzanavari (CY) & Ignazio Cantoni (IT)
  • Designing patterns for adaptive or adaptable educational hypermedia: a taxonomy
    Alexandra Cristea (NL) & Franca Garzotto (IT)

April 2004: Accepted paper at NLC - Developing and delivering pedagogical informed technology for meaningful learning experiences within institutions
by Maria Zenios and Christine Steeples

Developing and delivering pedagogical informed technolgy for meaningful learning experiences within institutions: Action points for creating e-learning centres.

Download paper here (pdf)

April 2004: Accepted paper ar NLC - Towards a pattern language for networked learning
by Peter Goodyear et al.

Abstract: The work of designing a useful, convivial networked learning environment is complex and demanding. People new to designing for networked learning face a number of major challenges when they try to draw on the experience of others - whether that experience is shared informally, in the everyday language of educational practice, or through published research and evaluation studies, or through sets of action-oriented guidelines. In this paper we present a novel approach to sharing educational design experience, making use of an organisational and communicative framework derived from Christopher Alexander's work on pattern languages. We describe the structure and purpose of design patterns, show how they fit together in a pattern language, and illustrate the approach with reference to some design patterns for networked learning. For clarity, our presentation is set within a specific conception of the nature of designing for networked learning, but we aim to show how the patterns-based approach transcends such particularities. We suggest that design patterns offer a useful method for sharing design ideas in participatory educational design work.

March 2004: Submitted paper to the International Journal of Lifelong education - Learning Network: Connecting people, organisations, software agents and learning resources to establish the emergence of effective lifelong learning
by Koper, R., Rusman, E., Sloep, P.

Abstract: This article argues that the provision of lifelong learning opportunities needs to be based on well-thought-through integrated models. These models should merge pedagogical, organisational and technological perspectives and meet requirements for the provision of lifelong learning opportunities. This article also claims that these requirements cannot be met by existing educational models and tools. The Learning Networks model is offered as an alternative, feasible model for ICT-network supported lifelong learning. A Learning Network is defined as an ensemble of actors, institutions and learning resources which are mutually connected through and supported by information and communication technologies in such a way that the network self-organises and thus gives rise to effective lifelong learning.

March 2004: Special track at SAC 2004 - Engineering e-Learning Systems
by P. Avgeriou, D. Vogiatzis, A. Tzanavari, S. Retalis

Organisation of a special track entitled "Engineering e-Learning Systems" within the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2004, March 15, 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus

March 2004: Accepted paper for EdMedia 2004: Integrating Instructional Design and Hypermedia Design
by Jacopo Armani, Ignazio Cantoni, Maria Di Benedetto, Franca Garzotto.

Abstract: The impact of new technologies in education has brought to the perception of an educational web site has a more or less standard features in several contexts. Yet, an analysis of the existing literature reveals that the practices of Instructional Design and Hypermedia Design have few if any contact points. We claim that an integration of the two processes – namely learning activities design and hypermedia design – would bring benefits in term of efficiency and effectiveness of the development process and quality of the final application. As a first step in this direction, we propose a general framework that integrates the existing approaches adopted in Instructional Design and Hypermedia Development for both design and for requirements analysis.

Download draft here (pdf).

February 2004: Design Patterns In Adaptive Web-Based Educational Systems: An Overview, Web Education Conference
by P. Avgeriou, D. Vogiatzis, A. Tzanavari, S. Retalis

Design Patterns In Adaptive Web-Based Educational Systems: An Overview, Web Education Conference 2004, 11-14 February 2004, Innsbruck, Austria

January 2004: Poster presentation of e-len at LEARNTEC, Karlsruhe
by Helmut M. Niegemann

Download poster here (pdf).

January 2004: Ed-media symposia submission accepted
by e-len

Abstract: Recently we have seen a renewal of interest in systematic approaches to educational design, and some of this work gives proper regard to the complexity of learning. E-learning design patterns offer a challenging method for systematic educational design, and tries to re-use design knowledge to provide means for sharing design experience and to support the work of multidisciplinary e-learning development teams. The aims of this symposium is to promote the creation and use design patterns in the e-learning community, to discuss their possible added value or shortcomings, as well as to introduce participants to the latest advances in the construction of e-learning design patterns. We bring together researchers who have long experience in elearning research and development and have been involved in projects that deal with design patterns in the educational context.

December 2003: Presentation of E-LEN for Learning Networks: Design patterns for e-learning
by Ellen Rusman and José Janssen

Download description here (pdf).

December 2003: Presentation of E-LEN for a delegation from the University of Pretoria, South Africa
by Rune Baggetun

A presentation of the e-len project were held for a visiting delagation from the University of pretoria followed by a discussion about the usefullness of the e--len e-learning design pattern approach. Future collaboration activities was also discussed.

December 2003: Learning Technology Newsletter - E-LEN project: "Working towards an e-learning design pattern language"
by Sonia Bartoluzzi, Peter Goodyear & Simos Retalis

In Learning Technology Newsletter publication of the IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF)
Volume 5 Issue 4
ISSN 1438-0625

Read the complete news letter here.

November 2003: Internal presentation of E-LEN at the Open University of the Netherlands
by Ellen Rusman

Description: An presentation introducing the e-len project and inviting people to participate.

Download presentation here (pdf).

November 2003: E-learning web-tutorial by Rune Baggetun

A web-based tutorial was made with the purpose to introduce newcomers to ideas of patterns. And specifically to guide interested persons towards getting involved in eLearning pattern-writing and commenting.

The tutorial is available online: here (waiting for link...)

September 2003: Presentation of e-len at Politechnico di Milano
by Franca Garzotto

Presentation of the e-len project and its patterns during a one hour seminar in class on Multimedia Patters.

June 2003: Leaflet distributed in all conference packs

The E-LEN leaflet was distributed in all conference packs (n=350) for the CSCL (Computer Support for Collaborative Learning) conferrence in Bergen.

June 2003: CSCL2003 workshop - Design Patterns for CSCL
facilitated by the e-len project

Aims of the workshop The main aims of this workshop were to present ideas about the application of design patterns and to engage participants in refining and elaborating some design patterns for CSCL. The workshop also lay foundations for a continuing process of design pattern development within the CSCL community: the longer-term goal being to create a communal repository of useful design patterns.

View complete description here.


These pages are designed by TISIP. Comments regarding functionality or design should be sent to the e-len webmaster
University of Cyprus, Dept of Computer Science Maastricht McLuhan Instituut – Universiteit Maastricht Open Universiteit Nederland Open Universiteit Nederland Norgesnettet med IT for Open Læring – NITOL A Priori Limited The University of Bergen - InterMedia NTUA – National Technological University of Athens - Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) Polotecnico di Milano - HOC – Hypermedia Open Center at the Department of Electronics and Information Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswisseschaft (IfMK); Technische Universität Ilmenau Design of Multimedia Systems Lancaster University CSALT - The Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology