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"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:
by the E-LEN project.
- A pattern language as an instrument in
designing for productive learning conversations
(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
Christine Steeples & M. Zenios,
- Implementing e-learning design
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
by Maria Zenios and Christine Steeples
Developing and delivering pedagogical informed technolgy for meaningful
learning experiences within institutions: Action points for creating e-learning
Download paper here (pdf)
April 2004: Accepted paper ar NLC - Towards a pattern language for networked
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
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,
March 2004: Accepted paper for EdMedia 2004: Integrating Instructional
Design and Hypermedia Design
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
Helmut M. Niegemann
Download poster here (pdf).
January 2004: Ed-media symposia submission accepted
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
by Ellen Rusman and José
Download description here (pdf).
December 2003: Presentation of E-LEN for a delegation from the University of
Pretoria, South Africa
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
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
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
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
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.