The case for patterns in online learning

July 16, 2003

Abstract: The current practice of online learning, especially at an institutional level, can be
characterised as being complex and expensive with limited sharing of ideas and experience leading
to a large amount of reinvention. Patterns, simple and elegant explanations which capture solutions
that have developed and evolved over time, are abstractions being used to increase reuse and
quality in a variety of fields including architecture, software engineering, hypermedia, and
teaching/learning. This paper will introduce the concept of patterns, suggest that they offer
advantages for online learning and describe how they are being used at Central Queensland

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