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What is LAMS?

LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It 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. LAMS can be used as a stand alone system or in combination with other learning management systems (LMS) such as Moodle, WebCT or BlackBoard.

LAMS provides teachers with a visual authoring environment for creating, storing and re-using sequences of learning activities. Teachers drag and drop activities into the authoring interface and then join the activities together to produce a learning sequence. This workflow model is what principally distinguishes LAMS from other more content based LMS by providing teachers and learners with sequences of activities with a high level of interactivity and collaboration. LAMS has a wide range of tools designed to be used for a range of pedagogical approaches, by teachers and students with varying levels of technical expertise.

See a video on the fundamentals of LAMS

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About LAMS

There are many key benefits on why using LAMS, here are just a few:

  • LAMS provides a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. Evaluation reports on the use of LAMS report that teachers find LAMS easy to use and that LAMS also helps them reflect more deeply on their teaching practice.
  • Students love LAMS! Evaluation reports consistently note that students find LAMS and ICT very motivating
  • LAMS fosters greater student engagement - in one evaluation, only 16% of students were willing to discuss ideas in the classroom, however, via the collaboration facility within LAMS, over 83% were willing to discuss their ideas.
  • LAMS incorporates single learner content (such as Learning Objects) as well as collaborative tasks such as discussion, voting and debate.
  • LAMS allows educators to capture, share and adapt digital lesson plans based on "best practice processes".
  • LAMS has a large community of teachers, educators and technical developers that share LAMS best-practices and designs as well as foster future version of the system.
  • LAMS has commercial support with a company that provide services around its platform. So if you don't have technical or educational expertise, a service company can provide them.

Find out who is using LAMS?

What's new in LAMS 2.0?

New Features

  • Rich Text Editor (Embed Video, Audio and general media)
  • New Groupings (Teacher allocate)
  • Portfolio exports (Student and Teacher)
  • Internationalization
  • Teacher instructions
  • All tools can "run offline"
  • Force Complete
  • Preview (jump ahead)
  • Statistics for all tools
  • New Gates (Timed)

Improvements

  • No more sequence locking
  • Workspace
  • Multiple monitors
  • Reflections for all tools
  • Import/Export incorporates files
  • Chat blocking solved
  • Tool Editing page overhauled
  • Teacher participation in activities
  • Monitor able to access any group
  • Edit Tool Content in Monitor

Techical Improvements

  • Tools contract
  • Skinnable
  • Scalability
  • Multiple databases
  • LDAP
  • Improved user management
  • Combined activities
  • Improved LMS integration
  • Configurable Default Tool Content
  • IMS LD Level A

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LAMS Authoring

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Tools

Chat Tool
Forum Tool
Multiple Choice Tool
Noticeboard Tool
Notebook Tool
Question and Answer Tool
Share Resources Tool
Submit Files Tool
Voting Tool
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System Adminstrators' Guide

Installation and Configuration

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  • Some of the benefits of using LAMS.

For Learners and Students who are New to LAMS...

  • Check out the LAMS 2 Learner's Guide for information on navigating and learning within LAMS.

For Teachers and Instructors who are New to LAMS...


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If you're new to LAMS, these tutorials will get you up to speed.


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Click here for guides to LAMS Installation and Configuration.



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LAMS 2 is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.


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