Using LAMS to facilitate an effective program of ICT instruction

Leanne Cameron

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    Abstract

    This paper documents how LAMS facilitated the re-development of a course designed to provide ICT skills to our future classroom teachers. The course was transformed from a purely technical, skills-based design to a format offering students a solid grounding in effective pedagogical approaches and learning design. Whilst still providing some generic ICT training, the course emphasis has been shifted to enable students to understand the pedagogical, philosophical and ethical implications of integrating ICTs into school environments and, in some instances, society at large. Students are also required to design their own e-learning activity in LAMS using the literature to justify their choice of technological tools. Throughout this process the students are encouraged to workshop their sequences with their peers, critically evaluate others’ work and reflect on the success of their own. The primary aim of this course now is to create learning designers who are intelligent and adaptive users of technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 European LAMS Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationdesigning the future of learning
    EditorsLeanne Cameron, James Dalziel, Angela Voerman
    Place of PublicationMacquarie University
    PublisherLAMS Foundation
    Pages39-49
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9781741382549
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 European LAMS Conference - London
    Duration: 5 Jul 20075 Jul 2007

    Conference

    Conference2007 European LAMS Conference
    CityLondon
    Period5/07/075/07/07

    Keywords

    • LAMS
    • computer-mediated communication
    • learning design
    • teacher education
    • learning communities
    • collaborative learning
    • teaching and learning strategies

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