2011 Australian LAMS & Learning Design Conference Sydney


LAMS workshops will be held on
Thursday, 8th December, 2011.

This year, only the LAMS Advanced workshop will be offered as part of the conference:

Workshop costs and registration is available here.

Intermediate/Advanced Workshop:

For those who have designed and implemented LAMS sequences.

Date Thursday, 8th December, 2011

Time 10am-4pm

Cost $AUD 120 for full day (includes catering)

Venue Macquarie University

Intended audience
Teachers, academics and students who have designed and implemented LAMS sequences for any educational context. Familiarity with the basic LAMS tools, LAMS authoring and monitoring will be assumed.

Maximum number of participants
15 participants

Workshop description and aims
The workshop can be tailored to the needs and backgrounds of participants, but overall will be a mix of practical activities using LAMS, and reflection on the pedagogical issues which arise when designing for online and blended learning environments. Throughout the workshop examples from a range of educational contexts will be used for demonstration and analysis.
The workshop aims to explore ways in which LAMS can support collaborative and individualised approaches to learning. We go beyond the basic functions of LAMS and reflect on design, construction and implementation issues. Participants will have the opportunity to practise designing using all the LAMS tools, but in particular the newer LAMS tools.

Outcomes for participants
During the workshop participants will:

  • Explore, analyse and run examples of LAMS sequences designed and implemented for higher education and K-12 contexts;
  • Design a LAMS activity using the advanced tools and/or the optional and grouping tools;
  • Discuss the learning and teaching issues arising in relation to the design and implementation of collaborative activities;
  • Evaluate for themselves the scope of LAMS as a technology to promote and develop rich learning environments.

Familiarity with the basic LAMS tools, LAMS authoring and monitoring. Participants are welcome to bring along their own examples of LAMS sequences for discussion and development.

Please email your interest in attending the advanced workshop to:


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Sydney, Australia

8th & 9th December, 2011