2010 LAMS Sydney Conference: Sharing Great Ideas

Conference Themes


The main theme for the 5th International LAMS & Learning Design Conference was Sharing Great Ideas. The conference provided delegates with the opportunity to discuss open resources, technology and teaching practices in education and how they might relate to Learning Design.

What tools, pedagogies, teaching and learning strategies do we need for the future? Where does LAMS fit within the new models? What can experience with LAMS tell us about teaching and learning? How is LAMS shaping up? What are the challenges for individuals and organisations? Where will Learning Design standards take us now? What can we learn from efforts to create generic learning design patterns?

Sub Themes

  • Open source and open design
  • Open sharing of Learning Designs: Open licensing and Creative Commons
  • Finding the tools and pedagogies for the next generation of e-learners
  • Using Learning Design for strategic change in education
  • Building communities of practice - opportunities and challenges
  • Issues of collaboration and generating new knowledge
  • Sharing and reuse - barriers and questions of practice
  • Learning Design and the Library of the Future
  • Who controls the curriculum? Student and teacher generated designs
  • Lessons learnt from K-12
  • Future directions and the needs of vocational and professional education
  • Technical standards, architecture and tools

Updated Tuesday, March 8, 2011



6th - 8th December 2006, Sydney Australia