The First International LAMS Conference: Designing the Future of Learning


Workshop 1:
Date: 6th July, 2007 for general participants
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: £75 (catering included)
Venue: Greenwich Maritime Naval College campus of Greenwich University
Maximum number of participants is 15.

Workshop 2:
Date: 7th July, 2007 (workshop with a schools focus)
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: £75 (catering included)
Venue: Greenwich Maritime Naval College campus of Greenwich University
Maximum number of participants is 15.

Intended audience:
This workshop is designed for teachers, instructors and students from any educational context, who have little or no practical experience with LAMS.


Workshop description and aims:
The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a general overview of LAMS V2.0. We will also look at how the development of LAMS has evolved and how it is different from (but complementary to) other Learning Management Systems. Results from various trials will also be discussed. There will be a brief introduction to the LAMS Community site and the resources that are offered.

The workshop will be highly practical with participants having ample opportunity to explore the Learner, Monitor and Authoring interfaces in LAMS. There will be a number of ready-made sequences available for participants to look at and/or adapt.

Outcomes for participants:

During the workshop participants will:
• Examine the place of LAMS in e-learning;
• Examine the integration of LAMS with other Learning Management systems;
• Discuss learning and teaching issues and results from various trials;
• Participate as a learner in an introductory LAMS sequence;
• Author a sequence in LAMS;
• Explore various existing sequences and discuss pedagogical approaches;
• Explore the monitoring environment;
• Evaluate LAMS as a tool for facilitating e-learning.

Familiarity with using the Internet, and basic computer skills. No prior experience with LAMS is necessary for this workshop.

Workshop Program:

Welcome to LAMS V2.0 Beginner Workshop

Introductions & Workshop content
• Brief history of LAMS
• Kemnal College Video
• Brief introduction to the four interfaces of LAMS: Authoring, Monitoring, Learner and Admin
• Questions

Experience LAMS as a learner by participating in an introductory sequence
• Follow up discussion on the learner experience and LAMS in general
• Questions

The LAMS Monitoring environment
• Introduction to LAMS Monitor and its features
• Export portfolio

Introduction to the Authoring interface and LAMS tools
• Authoring and designing LAMS sequences – principles
• UtilizingLAMS tools for sound pedagogy

LAMS Community: LAMS Design Repository
• An introduction to the LAMS Community and its resources
• Demonstration of how to download sequences and import them to your LAMS server
• Continued exploration of the LAMS Authoring environment with time to explore others’ sequences

LAMS in the Future
• Future directions
• Questions

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