2014 LAMS & Learning Design Conference Singapore

Workshops

LAMS workshops will be held on
Thursday, 27th November, 2014.

This year two LAMS workshops will be offered as part of the conference:

Workshop costs and registration is available here.

 

LAMS Basic Training Workshop:

For those who are new to LAMS or at an early stage in using LAMS.

Date Thursday, 27th November, 2014

Time 10am-4pm

Cost SGD 230 for full day (includes catering)

Venue NTU main campus (room to be advised)

Intended audience
Lecturers, academics and students who would like to design and implement LAMS sequences for any educational context. Familiarity with the basic LAMS tools is not necessary as workshop participants will be walked through the design and authoring procedures.

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

Maximum number of participants
20 participants

Workshop description and aims
The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a general overview of what LAMS is. The workshop aims to explore ways in which LAMS can support collaborative and individualised approaches to learning in the classroom. We look at 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.
There will be also 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:

  • 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;
  • Examine the place of LAMS in e-learning;
  • Learn about the integration of LAMS with other Learning Management systems.

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

LAMS Advanced Training Workshop:

For those who have designed and implemented LAMS sequences.

Date Thursday, 27th November, 2014

Time 10am-4pm

Cost SDG 230 for full day (includes catering)

Venue NTU main campus (room to be advised)

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.
  • Explore and adapt pedagogical templates such as Problem-Based Learning, Role Plays, Predict-Observe-Explain, and Developing Scenario Learning

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

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