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Chris Basson
3 February 2013

Rationale behind feature selection

We have discovered that there are a number of aspects to consider when choosing a feature. Synchronization is important to us as well as online collaboration. Classroom based learning will be part of the learning design so we are looking ideally for a single platform feature that can be used throughout the learning design.

Designs considered

After filtering the Category field to display synchronous tools there were no tools available to select from. We decided to use the Alternated Individual and Group Discourse from the PDP


In our group’s learning design learners need to watch a multimedia clip depicting certain behaviors. They are then asked to analyze it in terms of the positive aspects of the behavior and negative aspects of it and post their individual comments on a feature. They also have to review their fellow learners’ comments. They then have to discuss the effectiveness of the behavior in a group and suggest what could be done better in that situation.The learners need to look at another multimedia clip and follow the same process. The groups need to decide which of the two sets of behaviors were the most effective and create simulated situations where the desired behavior is repeated. Each individual needs to reflect on their learning and take this learning up with the coach.

This feature is connected to 9 principles:

  • Engage learners in complex projects
  • Provide teachers with supports for adaptation
  • Promote productive interactions
  • Encourage learners to learn from others
  • Employ multiple social activity structures
  • Encourage reflection
  • Establish a generalized inquiry process
  • Create a clear and engaging flow of activities
  • Involve students in evaluation processes


Please evaluate the intended use of the feature and comment on gaps, additions or other application of the feature. Please comment before Monday 18:00 GMT.

This is the combined work of Chris Basson and Alice (Xin) Haung.

Extra content

Chris and Alice have reviewed comments and revised our pattern, it can be view via this link:

Download the pattern and open it is the designer screen. Alternatively you can view it via user generated pattern screen, the name of our pattern is Skill Practice_Revised.


Alice (Xin) Huang
07:27 on 5 February 2013

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Ann Davis
11:23pm 3 February 2013

You may want to consider having the students choose the behavior that were least effective as well, just for a completely different point of view.  Sometimes we can learn just as much from poor behaviors as from good. Since scenarios are being created, allow the students to go through all scenarios and let it be OK to fail, as long as they learn something.  Then they can go through the scenario again and make a different choice.  Most people can figure out the best and worst behavior, but often have trouble with the "grey areas". 

Steven Warburton
5:48pm 4 February 2013

Having read through the motivation section of your post I was unclear about the movements from online interaction to  face-to-face interaction. This seems to be a critical part of the design i.e. managing these transitions effectively?

Alice (Xin) Huang
5:35am 5 February 2013

Thanks for your comment and feedback. 

It is a good idea to learn from mistake. Thanks Ann, the scenario can be design with two different pathway, each will lead to a different result. Student will be able to try out different pathway, and share their learning with others during the face to face session. 

A blended approch will be applied to this design.

Scenario can be designed and put in an online environment, it can be used as pre f2f workshop activity, or incorporated into the f2f workshop as a practice type of learning activity, where students can access the scenario via mobile device, e.g. tablet or smart phone, working through the scenario either in a group or on their own, then followed by a disucssion,  a facilitator-led discussion sharing their learning exprerience.  

Steve, does this answer you question? 




Steven Warburton
9:45am 5 February 2013

hi Alice - yes it does - thanks for adding that clarity. Those are good potential scenarios. Best Steve

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