Online Education Patterns, Part 1: Patterns for Linking Separate Worlds

Kiyoka Hayashi, Sawami Shibata, Erika Inoue, Sae Adachi, Takashi Iba

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In this paper, the core pattern and 12 patterns for LINKING SEPARATE WORLDS from Online Education Patterns are presented. Online Education Patterns consists of 37 patterns for creating great online classes. Instead of mimicking the ways of teaching in a real classroom to online, the most important thing to keep in mind is Redesigning for Online Learning, and this can be realized by LINKING SEPARATE WORLDS, CREATING A NEW FORM OF LEARNING and BUILDING A SENSE OF BELONGING. This paper focuses on patterns for LINKING SEPARATE WORLDS, which are patterns to link students and teachers who can feel physically and mentally distant as they participate in online classes remotely. By mining the experiences of 25 teachers who have already made efforts to initiate great online learning at university, high school, junior high school, and elementary school, we came to the following findings; Think of online classes as a VISUAL RADIO where students are listeners who are listening from far away; In order to make the class more attractive, DRAWING STUDENTS INTO THE CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE helps them switch their focus from daily life activities at home to the class in front of them; Although students and teachers are distant, FEELING EACH OTHER'S PRESENCE will make everyone feel that they are taking the class together; Creating opportunities for INTERACTION BETWEEN STUDENTS can then further link students together as well as deepen their learning. To realize the above, this paper presents the following 13 patterns: Redesigning for Online Learning, Radio Host Spirit, Asynchronous Interaction, Operation Team, Inviting Opening, Sharing Excitement, Reaction Members, Encouraging Cameras On, Written Voices, Priming Water for Chat Flow, Casual Talk Time, Conversation Starter, and Same Members.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389976
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul 7
Event26th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2021 - Virtual, Online, Austria
Duration: 2021 Jul 72021 Jul 9

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference26th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Distance Learning
  • Online Education
  • Pattern Language
  • Pedagogy
  • Remote Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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