The First International LAMS Conference: Designing the Future of Learning


Two awards will be presented at the conference.

The awards are:

1. Best design for a LAMS sequence (Educational Award)

2. Best technical contribution (Technical Award)

The technical contribution award will be for a new tool designed for LAMS.


The aim of the Educational Award (Open Award) is to encourage the exploration of LAMS as an innovative support for developing contemporary learning and teaching. LAMS provides a challenging new environment in which to combine a wide variety of resources in ways that stimulate and focus learning, and empower students into new kinds of relationships with learning.

We are looking for innovative and educationally effective LAMS sequences that exemplify best practice in any learning context.

Award criteria

Who can enter?
Any educator working in schools, vocational or professional education and training, or higher education.

Criteria for judging

The award will be judged according to how effectively the LAMS tools used relate to the educational objectives of the exercise. We are especially interested in sequences that blend the relationship between the face to face and online, or that help to create new ways of dealing with and extending online learning. Remember that sequences do not have to be long to be effective. Technical aspects such as the integration of images or other resources should all contribute to the effectiveness of the educational objective. The entries will be judged by a panel of three judges.

What is required?

Entries should be submitted to: by 1st November, 2007.

Your entry must include a zipped folder containing:

1. An electronic copy of your LAMS Sequence as a .las file;

2. Any other resources that accompany or comprise the sequence;

3. Teaching or instructional notes that describe and support the sequence. These notes may be formatted in whatever way the entrant wishes. There will be a limit of two A4 Pages. In the notes, entrants should explain:

  • a) The context that the sequence will be used in, including (where appropriate) a brief explanation of how the sequence fits into a broad program of study.

  • b) Other aspects of interest pedagogically, including how the sequence might relate to the face-to-face context, or particular technical challenges that were met by the sequence.



6th - 8th December 2006, Sydney Australia