Why re-invent the wheel? Sharing teaching strategies that work

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Conference publication

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Cameron, L. (2010). Why re-invent the wheel? Sharing teaching strategies that work. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Penang, Malaysia, 17-20 May, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), pp. 796-804. ISBN 9781880094792

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Reusing learning designs created by successful teachers is a means of sharing innovation and exemplary lessons whilst at the same time conserving resources. It would seem beneficial, therefore, to encourage and promote this practice. This paper describes a tool that uses generic templates to share and reuse good teaching practice. It is hoped it will introduce educators to the learning design process so that they might develop their own effective and pedagogically sound learning activities which can be shared. The LAMS Activity Planner has been designed to encourage the sharing and reuse of good practice in teaching and learning without requiring lecturers to become experts in learning design or theory.