LAMS for Moodlers


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In this presentation we will show how to create reusable lessons using Moodle and LAMS activities. Using LAMS powerful sequencing engine, now we can orchestrate sequences of using Moodle and LAMS learning activities. Also, we can create adaptive learning paths for each student or group of students based on ther performance or output in previous tasks/activities. In this demo, we will show how to use LAMS integrated with Moodle, its usage and create sequences using both Moodle and LAMS learning activities.

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LAMS for Moodlers

  1. 1. LAMS from Moodlers iMoot2010 Thursday February 4th, 2010 Ernie Ghiglione LAMS Project Manager MELCOE - Macquarie University, Sydney
  2. 2. What is LAMS anyway? LAMS is a software package for designing, managing and delivering sequences of online collaborative learning activities. LAMS provides teachers with a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration. And yes! LAMS is open source (GNU GPL v 2.0).
  3. 3. What is LAMS anyway? LAMS is all about sequencing of learning activities, from creation to running them with students and monitor their progress.
  4. 4. What is LAMS and how it compares to Moodle?
  5. 5. What is LAMS and how it compares to Moodle?
  6. 6. Wouldn’t it be nice to...
  7. 7. ...set a specific order/flow in which students can do activities? 1 2 3 4 5
  8. 8. Students do activities in the order in which the teacher intended 1
  9. 9. After the 1st activities, we continue with the next ones... 1 2
  10. 10. ...and then the next... 1 2 3
  11. 11. ...and then the next... 1 2 3 4
  12. 12. ...and then the next... 1 2 3 4 5
  13. 13. What’s the benefit though? Students do these activities together as they progress 1 thru the sequence of activities As everyone get to see the 2 activities following a flow, students are all “in-the-same- 3 page” 4 The pedagogical flow intended 5 is accomplished with every student
  14. 14. Branching 1 Did the student post more than 3 messages on the “Seventeenth Century...” 2 forum? Yes No 3a 3b 4 5
  15. 15. Complex Branching You can do branching based on: Output from any text the student submits (eg: if the student answered X but not Y and “hello everyone”) Output from any test/assessment... if the student gets ...less than 4 in the test goto branch X ...between 5 to 7 goto branch Y ...higher than 8 goto branch Z Groups ...if the student in group A then Branch X; group b than Branch Y... Teacher or Student decides where he/she wants to go
  16. 16. Follow up students’ progress... Did the student post more than 3 messages on the “Seventeenth Century...” forum? Yes No
  17. 17. ... in real time! Did the student post more than 3 messages on the “Seventeenth Century...” forum? Yes No
  18. 18. Jeremythe student Chat more Did Page post Bachelorthan 3 of Artsmessages on the “Seventeenth Century...” forum? Yes No 15 minutes View Answers 30 minutes View Assignments 10 mins View Results 1.5 hrs View Journals
  19. 19. Share your best teaching practices! Renee Teacher Export Share it! sequence Sue Teacher My James Teacher You
  20. 20. Use and tailor best teaching practices! My
  21. 21. So how do we do this? Let’s have a look at how LAMS and Moodle are integrated... You can try out demo server here:
  22. 22. So LAMS extends Moodle by... Adding a powerful sequencing and workflow engine to create learning sequences that can be adapted to our learner’s needs. Provides a highly visual author and monitor environment. Encourages the sharing of best teaching practices, and not just at the course level
  23. 23. Questions? Go crazy! :-)
  24. 24. More info about LAMS LAMS Documentation LAMS and Moodle Demo site Tool Adapter for LAMS/Moodle (see animations) Downloads and Integration code Educational and tech support (LAMS Community)