2011 Asia Pacific LAMS & Learning Design Conference

Keynote Speakers

Closing Keynote:
Professor James Dalziel

james dalzielKeynote Templates for Effective eTeaching Strategies: Predict-Observe-Explain, Problem-Based Learning and Role Plays

Abstract One of the great promises of the field of Learning Design is sharing of effective eTeaching strategies in the form of "runnable" templates. This presentation explains how educators can adopt novel teaching approaches like Predict-­-Observe-­-Explain, Problem-­-Based Learning and Role Plays using LAMS, with a focus on practical steps to implementation. It considers background educational theory, differences between face to face and online implementation, and issues to consider during implementation with students. For each eTeaching strategy, a worked example is provided with sample content, as well as a generic template that can be adapted to suit any appropriate content area. The presentation will include live demonstrations of adapting the generic templates to suit specific content areas -­- educators can often adapt a generic template to their own content area in less than 10 minutes

Bio James is the Director of the Macquarie University E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) iin Sydney, Australia, and also a Director of the LAMS Foundation and of LAMS International Pty Ltd. James is known nationally and internationally for his research into and development of innovations in e-learning, and technical standards. He has directed and contributed significantly to e-learning projects such as the Meta-Access Management System project (MAMS), The Collaborative Online Learning and Information Services project (COLIS), and the Learning Activity; Management System project (LAMS).


Dr Eva Dobozy

Keynote "Introducing the De Bono LAMS Sequence Series" : What is the value of knowledge-centric, interdisciplinary and open education resources in higher education?

Abstract The shift in teaching and learning modes, fuelled and infused by technological changes and a globally accepted need for changed qualification demands of the future workforce, is allowing for more knowledge-centric pedagogies to emerge. In this presentation, the de Bono LAMS sequence series will be introduced, providing an insight into the theory and practical application of this generic teaching and learning tool. The five LAMS sequences shown are based on Edward de Bono's attention-directing ideas and thinking skills, commonly known as the CoRT tools. Finally, an argument will be presented outlining why the de Bono LAMS sequence series can be perceived as an important milestone signifying the current paradigmatic shift in higher education, moving from a student-consumer paradigm to a student-producer paradigm.

Bio Eva has worked in Swiss and Australian schools and higher education institutions. Her special interests include problem-­-based learning with ICT, student learning engagement and the development and testing of interactive blended learning tasks. Eva has been part of several ICT-­-related projects testing the feasibility of interactive lecture podcasting and online academic learning support. More recently, she has been studying students' utilisation of flexible learning provisions and engagement with LAMS activities. She is widely published and her latest co-­-authored book: Psychology applied to teaching (2009) is used in higher education across Australia. Eva was awarded the Early Career Award from the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research in recognition of her ability to generate new knowledge about the impact of democratic, learner-­-centric pedagogical practices on students' learning experiences.


Associate Professor Daniel Tan

Keynote "Back to the Future of Learning: Reflections, Insight and Reality"

Bio Daniel Tan is Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching at Nanyang Technological University




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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

6th - 7th June, 2011