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E-learning programme projects and resources that relate to learning design.

DesignBash at the 2009 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference DesignBash at the 2009 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference
Information about the forthcoming DesignBash on the 8th July at the Open University.
Using Learning Design: It’s all in the tools Using Learning Design: It’s all in the tools
It is five years since IMS released its Learning Design Specification and this week JISC CETIS held a meeting in Manchester this week to reflect on the last five years and to look at the tools currently under development which could bring the concept of learning design to a wider audience.
DesignShare: Linking up IMS Learning Design tools and systems DesignShare: Linking up IMS Learning Design tools and systems
We spoke to Mark Barrett-Baxendale from Liverpool Hope University about the JISC DesignShare Toolkit Demonstrator project, which focussed on the use and storage of Units of Learning defined by IMS Learning Design. Mark concludes that the project “demonstrated the utility of the service oriented approach” by linking the Open Document.Net repository to the Reload IMS Learning Design editor.
Educational Content SIG and Pedagogy Forum meeting report Educational Content SIG and Pedagogy Forum meeting report
Liverpool Hope University hosted the joint JISC CETIS Educational Content Special Interest Group and Pedagogy Forum meeting last week which focused on the JISC Design for Learning programme (D4L). There were updates on the two Pedagogy Planner projects three projects at Liverpool Hope which are using the IMS LD specification, and reports were given on LAMS version 2 and the TENCompetence project.
JoinIn project: Sharing Groups between LAMS and Moodle JoinIn project: Sharing Groups between LAMS and Moodle
Alex Little introduces the JoinIn project which has developed a toolkit which enables groups to be shared between the Moodle and LAMS open source VLEs.
JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning
A report from the JISC-CETIS conference held in Salford on the 14th and 15th November. This year, the focus was on "the gap between learning within the (fire)wall of a well-established institution and learning on the wild web and beyond."
JoinIn project on JISC site JoinIn project on JISC site
The JoinIn toolkit project (round 3) on the JISC web site.
Learning Design Summit Learning Design Summit
During the IMS Quarterly Meetings in Heerlen, the Netherlands (6- 9 November 2006), the Learning Design Summit on November the 8th will discuss and explore the latest uses of IMS Learning Design Specification. The TENCompetence project will be sponsoring the event. Via Chris Kew
LAMS V2 Beta Launch and Workshop LAMS V2 Beta Launch and Workshop
The LAMS Foundation announces the beta release of LAMS V2, and an accompanying workshop hosted by the London Knowledge Lab 4th July 2006, 10am-1pm
Focus on Learning Design Focus on Learning Design
A new special issue of the online journal Educational Technology and Society has been published with a focus on 'Current Research in Learning Design'
The SLeD project: Investigating Learning Design and Services The SLeD project: Investigating Learning Design and Services
Martin Weller from the Open University discusses the reusability rationale behind the SLeD (Learning Design integration software toolkit) project and the challenges that arise from integrating IMS Learning Design with a service oriented approach.
The community sets priorities for the e-Framework The community sets priorities for the e-Framework
The second JISC/CETIS Conference was held at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, on the 15th and 16th November. This, now annual, conference brings together many of the development community, particularly those working on JISC funded projects, along with domain experts and policy makers from further afield including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
JIME special issue on Learning Design JIME special issue on Learning Design
This special issue of JIME has been edited by Colin Tattersall and Rob Koper to build on the book 'Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training'. Articles relating to the chapters in the book report on ways in which Learning Design has been applied and the tools and techniques that have been developed to support this approach to design for learning. Via Sheila McNeil
LAMS uses web services to integrate with VLEs LAMS uses web services to integrate with VLEs
A new version of LAMS has been released which includes web services interfaces to allow integration between LAMS and VLEs, including Moodle, Blackboard and Sakai. There are also new features such as the HTML noticeboard which allows teachers to put web content into LAMS noticeboard pages. Details of how to get a trial account and the LAMS support services that are available can be found on the LAMS web site.
A Review of Learning Design A Review of Learning Design
A Review of Learning Design:Concept, Specifications and Tools (May 2004) by Sandy Britain. This review introduces the concept of learning design and why it offers 'new possibilities for increasing the quality and variety of teaching and learning'. There is also an evaluation of the various learning design tools available as of May 2004. Some of these tools have been substantially developed since this report was written. This link will download the reprt from the JISC web site.
JISC publishes the final report of the LAMS Practitioner Trial JISC publishes the final report of the LAMS Practitioner Trial
The report finds that the system can provide benefits in terms of teacher reflection and learner motivation in certain situations.
LAMS Practitioner Trial Final Report LAMS Practitioner Trial Final Report
JISC funded a practitioner trial of the LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) with 40 practitioners from HE, FE and ACL (Adult and Community Learning) between July 2004 and March 2005. The evaluation focused on the question ‘Does the use of a learning design tool such as LAMS support effective practice in designing for learning?’ Dr Liz Masterman and Dr Stuart Lee the report authors conclude that (p 41): ‘We can position LAMS as a tool which practitioners can profitably add to the repertoire already at their disposal – promoting motivation and participation in some circumstances and with some groups of learners.’ This link opens a pdf version of the report
UNFOLD Project UNFOLD Project
This European project is supporting the adoption of open e-Learning standards for multiple learners and flexible pedagogies, and provides a space for people to participate in the implementation and adoption of the IMS-LD Specification.
SLeD project on JISC web site SLeD project on JISC web site
The JISC web site for the SLeD (Servicebased LEarning Design) toolkit project. This page provides formal project information, aims, objectives, contacts etc.
SLED SLED
A summary of the SLED (Service based LEarning Design) toolkit project.
 

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