Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Pedagogical Patterns Collector

The Pedagogical Patterns Collector (PPC) is an online tool to allow educators to select from a set of generic learning designs and see how these would be applied in different subject areas. A pattern can then be selected and the details customized. This appears to draw on ideas of a a pattern language, as applied in architecture and computing.

There will be a free webinar about the PPC, 31 January 2013, by Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab.

Unfortunately the PPC tool has been implemented using Flash, making it all but unusable. The tool is slow to start and the text is unreadable on my screen. The tool does not appear to meet accessibility requirements, which would make its offering as a service in Australia (and most likely in the UK as well) unlawful.

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