Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
James Dalziel provided an interactive overview of the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS). The system is built on the open/ACS/.LRN open source community platform. The product allows teachers to design, manage and deliver online collaborative learning activities. They can sequence individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities, and can quickly and easily change the sequence by using a ‘drop and drag’ features.
During his presentation James took about 10 minutes to build an online course that the audience used to sample and interact with the product. LAMS was very easy to use and provides a number of design and monitoring tools. There is also a user community that provides faculty, administrator and developer support, as well as course content that is available for adoption.
If you would like to more about the product or want to download a copy of the product point your browser to http://www.lamsfoundation.org/.