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It’s out! Our edited book: Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Book coverPractical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Yishay Mor, Harvey Mellar, Steven Warburton and Niall Winters (Eds.)

“These are challenging times in which to be an educator. The constant flow of innovation offers new opportunities to support learners in an environment of ever-shifting demands. Educators work as they have always done: making the most of the resources at hand, and dealing with constraints, to provide experiences which foster growth. This was John Dewey’s ideal of education 80 years ago and it is still relevant today. This view sees education as a practice that achieves its goals through creative processes involving both craft and design. Craft is visible in the resources that educators produce and in their interactions with learners. Design, though, is tacit, and educators are often unaware of their own design practices. The rapid pace of change is shifting the balance from craft to design, requiring that educators’ design work become visible, shareable and malleable. The participatory patterns workshop is a method for doing this through engaging practitioners in collaborative reflection leading to the production of structured representations of design knowledge. The editors have led many such workshops and this book is a record of that endeavour and its outcomes in the form of practical design narratives, patterns and scenarios that can be used to address challenges in teaching and learning with technology.”




ISBN Paperback: 9789462095281 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789462095298 ($ 99.00)

Subject: Educational Technology

Number 8 of the series: Technology Enhanced Learning

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April 4, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Dear Dr Mor
    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I am at the stage of writing up my PhD dissertation. I have been conducting an EDR project on developing SRL in 6th form students. I have been following and citing your and other’s work on design and narratives. I am still trying to find a ‘voice’ for my account of the intervention. I am attracted to your design narratives, RN and PN. However I would like to see what these would look like! Would you be able to refer me to any studies that have successfully used these types of narratives? I am using McKenny and Reeves book to guide my way through the methodology and they have some examples of projects e.g. on describing prototyping, but your narratives seem more in tune with my intentions. I have a copy of your latest book, but these narratives are rather brief! I was wondering if anyone had used your sNap ideas in a dissertation or thesis with first person narratives?

    I hope you might be able to help me.

    Comment by Roger Handyside | October 2, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Roger,

      I used these formats in my own Phd. I think other have as well. The book provides examples. You can also find some recent examples in the MOOC design patterns project:

      email me if you want to discuss this further.


      Comment by yishaym | November 28, 2015 | Reply

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