GTI participates in ICALT, 2014

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Jonathan Chacón-Pérez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (http://conferences.computer.org/icalt/2014/ ) which was held in Athens, Greece from 7th – 10th of July, 2014. Jonathan presented an architecture for supporting the managing and re-use of learning design patterns, which was the result of a collaborative work with Eloy Villasclaras from the Open University and Valerie Emin from the Insitut français de l’Education, ENS-Lyon.

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Abstract : Previous research has shown that pedagogical patterns can inspire and support practitioners in the design of learning activities, including non-trivial Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) activities. This potential has led to a number of LD tooling initiatives supporting patterns: from pattern repositories to authoring tools that present the patterns as editable templates. However, these repositories and authoring tools are isolated and the patterns available in one tool are not easily transferable to another tool. In this paper, we propose a software architecture based on a pattern ontology focused on the specific case of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). Its objective is to support the dynamic management of patterns and enable its interoperable provision between tools. As proofs of concept, the paper demonstrates by means of using scenarios the relevance or the problem and the first implementations of the architecture.

Chacón-Pérez, J., Hernández-Leo, D., Emin, V. & Villasclaras, E.; An Ontology-Based Architecture for the Management and Interoperability of Patterns in Collaborative Learning Design Tools, In: Proceedings of The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014, Athens, Greece, July 2014, pp. 267-269