The First International LAMS Conference: Designing the Future of Learning

Workshops - LAMS Advanced

Length of workshop



$150 + $15 GST = $165


Macquarie University, North Ryde (Sydney, Australia)

Intended audience

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

Maximum number of participants

20 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 HTML Noticeboard, adding images and linking learning objects, and managing grouping, optional and monitoring functions.

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.




6th - 8th December 2006, Sydney Australia