Prof. Dr. Diana Laurillard, Institute of Education, London

Mobile and distance learning – finding the optimal learning designs


The presentation will introduce the Pedagogical Patterns Collector, a research prototype for enabling teachers and lecturers to share their best teaching ideas and their discoveries about which designs for mobile learning work most effectively. The design tool is based on an ontology for learning and teaching developed from the Conversational Framework*, with functionality for the teacher to articulate and analyse their learning design. The value and viability of this approach is being tested to find out what distance learning teachers need.

* See Diana Laurillard (2012). Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology, Routledge, New York.



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