2011 Australian LAMS & Learning Design Conference — Sydney

Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1

Gráinne Conole

Keynote Designing for social and participatory media

AbstractSocial and participatory can provide new opportunities to support a range of pedagogies. ey enable learners and teachers to communicate and collaborate in a range of ways. e talk will consider the aordances of new technologies and introduce a learning design methodology which guides teachers in creating new learning activities which make eective use of technologies. It will describe a number of visual tools we have developed and discuss ways in which teachers can share and discuss learning and teaching ideas.

Bio Gráinne Conole is Professor of learning innovation and Director of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester. She was previously Professor of E-Learning in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. Her research interests include the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies and e-learning and the impact of technologies on organisational change. She heads up a new research strand of activity within IET: 'Learning in an Open World". Two of her current areas of interest are how learning design can help in creating more engaging learning activities and on Open Educational Resources research. Updates on current research and reections on e-learning research generally can be found on her blog www.e4innovation.com.

Gráinne has extensive research, development and project management experience across the educational and technical domains; funding sources have included the EU, HEFCE, ESRC, JISC and commercial sponsors). She serves on and chairs a number of national and international advisory boards, steering groups, committees and international conference programmes. She has published and presented nearly ààà conference proceedings, workshops and articles, including the use and evaluation of learning technologies and She was co-editor of the RoutledgeFalmer book 'Contemporary perspectives on e-learning research’ and currently has a contract with Springer for a book entitled: ‘Designing for learning in an open world’.


Professor Gráinne Conole
Professor of learning innovation,
Director of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance University of Leicester
Email: gcc7@leicester.ac.uk

Keynote 2

Debbie Evans

... with staff and students from Cherrybrook Technology High School.

Abstract The presentation will feature two of the year 11 students from Cherrybrook Technology High School and their Science teacher speaking about their experiences in designing LAMS lessons and guiding primary school students through these lessons. Exciting future modifications to the project, such as linking LAMS to augmented reality will also be discussed.

Bio Deborah is currently Centre Director, Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, Macquarie University. This facility is a collaborative agreement between Macquarie University and the NSW Department of Education. She has worked in NSW DEC for 31 years as a primary school classroom teacher, computer coordinator, Assistant Principal and now Centre Director. Her experience in the integration of information and communications technologies began in the mid 80s with the Computers in Schools program. In 2003 Deborah was introduced to the earliest version of LAMS and has worked with students and teachers ever since to design, implement and evaluate innovative ways of enhancing teaching and learning using dynamic and emerging technologies such as LAMS.


Debbie Evans
Centre Director, Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre,
Macquarie University
Email: deborah.evans@det.nsw.edu.au
Information on the ICTIC's latest project can be found online at: http://www.3derats.com



Closing Keynote

Professor James Dalziel

james dalziel portrait

Keynote: "Connecting Learning Design with Curriculum Design"

Abstract Individual learning designs typically apply at the level of a single class or a week’s worth of activities, or at a subtopic/module level within a larger course. In this context, curriculum design could describe the higher level design of whole courses or terms of work, including the teaching structures used (eg, lectures and tutorials in universities, class periods in schools), and broad learning objectives and assessments. Despite innovative work at the learning design level, there is much more work to be done on connecting curriculum design with learning design. This presentation will explore ways of enhancing this connection, particularly in terms of aligning curriculum goals with learning design activities, and finding ways to reduce time requirements for implementing curriculum approaches that make extensive use of learning designs.

Bio James is the Director of the Macquarie University E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) in Sydney, Australia, and also a Director of the LAMS Foundation and of LAMS International Pty Ltd. James is known nationally and internationally for his research into and development of innovations in e-learning, and technical standards. He has directed and contributed significantly to e-learning projects such as the Meta-Access Management System project (MAMS), The Collaborative Online Learning and Information Services project (COLIS), and the Learning Activity; Management System project (LAMS).


Professor James Dalziel
Macquarie E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE) Macquarie University, Australia
Email: james.dalziel@mq.edu.au

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Sydney, Australia

8th & 9th December, 2011