The Pattern Language Network

Taming web2.0 in Higher Education

Posts Tagged ‘slideshare’

From stories to patterns, and back, and back again

Posted by yishaym on November 3, 2008

Let’s say you know how to write a case story, and we’ve convinced you that stories are not enough. But how do you get from a story to a pattern? Well, hopefully by March we’ll have something of an answer to that. In the meanwhile, here’s a tutorial that just might help:

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Planet: bringing learning design knowledge to the forefront

Posted by yishaym on October 15, 2008

Here’s my slidedeck for tomorrow’s presentation at handheldlearning:

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How to write a case study

Posted by yishaym on September 29, 2008

When we engage with practitioners, the first thing we ask them is for a case study. That seems to be an overloaded, somewhat obscure creature. We think we know exactly what it means, or at least what we’re looking for, but it turns out that the term is so widely used in so many ways, that it can go any odd way. Often people bring their personal statement of beliefs and achievements. In other cases, they will give a marketing presentation of their project or institution. All we really want is a good story. Believe me – that’s pretty close to the best place to start a discussion, which is what Planet is all about…

We developed the S.T.A.R.R template, which we provided as a powerpoint template and as an online form. That helped, but usually only after some verbal introduction. So here’s that introduction as a (hopefully) free-standing, self-explanatory slide deck:

Please let us know how to improve it..

(And if you’re struggling with the more technical issues, there’s the help page. )

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Thanks, Christian!

Posted by yishaym on April 3, 2008

Christian Kohls from IMW/KMRC has contributed two brilliant sets to our slideshare group. Christian gives a good introduction to “what is a design pattern” and addresses deep issues of “where do patterns come from”. This looks like the beginning of wonderful conversation…

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