Using learning activity management systems (LAMS) with pre-service secondary teachers: an authentic task
Campbell, C & Cameron, L, 2009, 'Using learning activity management systems (LAMS) with pre-service secondary teachers: an authentic task', in Same Places, Different Spaces. Proceedings ascilite 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-9 December, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilte), Tugun, Qld, pp. 96-103. ISBN 9781877314810.
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Within an authentic learning framework, second year pre-service teachers were introduced to LAMS (the Learning Activity Management System) as part of one of the information and communication technology (ICT) units they are required to complete as part of their course. Using case study methodology, the students returned some interesting results: LAMS helped the students plan all aspects of their lesson and allowed them to preview their lesson from the learner’s perspective. Additionally, the software provided a visual overview of the lesson which assisted them to identify the learning styles that were addressed with the activities employed. Students also saw the benefit in the production of standardised templates of activities that could easily be modified for future re-use.