Design patterns are here!

We recently announced an initiative to develop and share design patterns to support quality learning and teaching at scale. The patterns are part of the Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) project.

We’re delighted to announce our first batch of design patterns are here!

Design patterns make hidden knowledge explicit and shareable. They are a tool to communicate practical educational strategies. Our first batch of patterns are solutions we’ve tried and tested as part of the CLaS project. They cover topics including: creating self-paced online modules, teaching design thinking online, object-based learning at scale, running a live Q&A online and scheduling tutorials all in a day. Each pattern includes examples of how they were implemented in a specific context in a unit of study.

You can access the patterns in a special section of the blog. Get there via the ‘Categories’ drop-down menu on the top right of the screen, where you will see CLaS Design Patterns.

New patterns will debut in a rolling release over the coming weeks and months. We aim to build up a living repository of useful solutions to common problems of teaching at scale. So, please stay tuned! And, if you try out a pattern in your practice, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear your feedback as we continue to grow this resource.

jessica tyrrell
Lecturer in Educational Development at University of Sydney

humble educator | radical creativity | critical curiosity

Dewa Wardak

Lecturer in Educational Development at the University of Sydney Business School - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - Learning Scientist

Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director (CLaS) with the Business Co-design team at Sydney University and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She enjoys working with others to explore new approaches to learning and teaching inspired by design practice and the arts.

Andrew Cram

Educational developer and digital learning generalist. Broad experience in leadership, educational design, learning technology, teaching and research across a range of institutions and sectors.

Published by jessica tyrrell, Dewa Wardak, Stephanie Wilson and Andrew Cram

humble educator | radical creativity | critical curiosity

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