New Opportunities for LAMS with Sakai


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James Dalziel MELCOE
Macquarie University

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New Opportunities for LAMS with Sakai

  1. 1. N ew Opportunities for LAMS with Sakai James Dalziel Professor of Learning Technology and Director, Macquarie E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE) Macquarie University [email_address] AuSakai 2009 Conference, Bathurst, Australia, 17 th September 2009 This presentations is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Learning Design, LAMS & Sakai </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Learning Designs – The LAMS Community </li></ul><ul><li>New LAMS Features </li></ul><ul><li>LAMS Activity Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Sakai 3 & LAMS </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Learning Design? <ul><li>Learning Design is an approach to describing teaching and learning processes in a structured way </li></ul><ul><li>Typically describes sequences of student activities (scaffolding of content + collaboration) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sequence applies to a class/week/topic (not whole unit) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on sharing and re-using good sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Often implemented online with technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But becoming a general framework for face to face and online </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Learning Design, LAMS & Sakai <ul><li>Learning Design is particularly useful for advanced pedagogical approaches that have a structured process, eg: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry Based Learning, Role Plays, Problem Based Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Design focuses on how educators structure activities to foster student learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LAMS is a leading Learning Design system (OSS) used by thousands of educators in 80+ countries, translated into 28 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LAMS can integrate with LMSs such as Sakai </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For students, link(s) from course area to the relevant sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturer single-sign-on and easy authoring and launching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech details: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. LAMS Integrated with Sakai
  6. 6. LAMS + Sakai: Learner Sequence launched from Sakai Course page (SSO)
  7. 7. LAMS + Sakai: Instructor Monitoring of Learner Progress through Sequence
  8. 8. Instructor Authoring of New Sequence (inc Branching) to launch for students in Sakai
  9. 9. Sharing Learning Designs <ul><li>LAMS Community ( </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community sharing, adaptation and improvement of Open Education Learning Designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 4,400 members, 86 countries, 415 shared sequences downloaded/previewed 12,000 times, 4,500 discussion postings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequences shared under Creative Commons licenses (usually BY SA NC) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. LAMS Community – View of various communities & forums
  11. 11. LAMS Community – Repository Summary
  12. 12. LAMS Community – Detailed view of individual sequence
  13. 13. New LAMS Features (available in LAMS/Sakai integrations) <ul><li>V2.3 Released in May 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major speed and stability improvements (375% faster on a quarter of the memory!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New tools: Assessment, Image Gallery, MindMap, Video Recording and Pixlr (image editing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>& V2.2 had Data Collection, Task List, Wiki, GoogleMaps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New editing options for all tools: LaTeX, Video Recording, Drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Authoring option: “Support” activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other features: Instant messaging; Gradebook; Time Graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many others – see: </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. LAMS 2.3 Assessment Tool (Learner View)
  15. 15. LAMS 2.3 Instant Messaging (Learner View)
  16. 16. LAMS 2.3 Image Gallery (Learner View)
  17. 17. LAMS 2.3 Mindmap (Learner View)
  18. 18. LAMS 2.3 Video Recording (Learner View)
  19. 19. LAMS 2.3 Support Activity (Learner View)
  20. 20. LAMS 2.3 Time Graph (Line Graph)
  21. 21. LAMS 2.3 Time Graph (Pie Chart)
  22. 22. The LAMS Activity Planner <ul><li>LAMS provides a platform for creating, implementing and sharing advanced pedagogical methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But does not provide advice on choosing appropriate methods, or provide templates for specific methods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The LAMS Activity Planner is a new layer above LAMS to provide advice on choosing pedagogical methods, and simplified editing of pre-built templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial release will be as a hosted website with free access for individual teachers; future plans yet to be finalised </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Selecting from among different pedagogical approaches
  24. 24. Overview of an approach (role play), with links to example & templates
  25. 25. Specific Role Play example, with links to student Preview & simple editor
  26. 26. Specific Role Play example, showing student Preview in pop-up window
  27. 27. Specific Role Play example - Simple one page editor for content in the template
  28. 28. One page editor showing contextual help via “Editing Advice”
  29. 29. One page editor showing Full Author, Export, Save & Preview options
  30. 30. The LAMS Activity Planner <ul><li>Going further, expert designers can create their own activity planners, with their own categories and advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And incorporate their own Learning Design templates built in the normal LAMS Authoring environment, but written to suit the layout of the Activity Planner simple one page editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goes beyond sharing single Learning Designs to sharing whole activity planners and sets of templates </li></ul>
  31. 31. Creating an Activity Planner – editing a “node” + adding a sequence template
  32. 32. Sakai 3 & LAMS <ul><li>LAMS will continue to provide single-sign-on integration with Sakai into the future, including Sakai 3 </li></ul><ul><li>LAMS Activity Planner could offer effective teaching templates for use with Sakai 3 (& 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for deeper integration under discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep tools integration (eg, LAMS/Moodle tools integration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore ICOM data model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eg, Oracle Beehive integration? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Example of Deep LAMS integration – LAMS & Moodle tools in Authoring
  34. 34. Can even use Outputs from Moodle Tools (eg Quiz) to drive LAMS branching
  35. 35. <ul><li>To try LAMS, sign up at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Further LAMS Information </li></ul><ul><li>General information about LAMS </li></ul><ul><li>Information on LAMS Activity Planner </li></ul><ul><li>LAMS Community </li></ul>