Back in 2007, Kevin Burden at the University of Hull and I (then at Hull) were writing a chapter for a book by the late John O’Donoghue called ‘Technology-Supported Environments for Personalized Learning: Methods and Case Studies’ (2010).
The chapter was based on earlier work, mostly by Kevin and Theo Kuechel, with the (then) QIA and a variety of colleges in Further Education. The project explored the synergies between the DiAL-e Framework and the GloMaker. We haven’t followed that work up but the GloMaker tool caught my attention again with conversations at the 2010 European LAMS and Learning Design Conference in Oxford last month and I’ve been exploring it. I have created a new DiAL-e ‘pattern’ file for GloMaker2, editing the XML template to provide a DiAL-e ‘process flow’ to GloMaker. I’m impressed by the ease of use of the tool now, but less so by the two existing default patterns. Will be interesting in the coming weeks to see if DiAL-e patterns make sense to others.