Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 1   Friday, August 5, 2005

ISSN 1748-3603

Cover Page
Contents
Feature article
More than just e-Learning: Sakai so far
ALT news
Executive Secretary's Report
Director's Report
News from members
Your views on implementing accessibility regulations
Project updates
Skills for access: Putting the world to rights for accessibility and multimedia
Conference reviews
EdTech 2005, the sixth annual Irish educational technology users' conference
Legal issues of online learning environments: a JISC legal conference
Software reviews
Macromedia Breeze v5
Learning Activity Management Sequences (LAMS)
Hints and tips
Scenario-based learning using PowerPoint
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Privacy policy

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Software reviews
Macromedia Breeze v5
by Kevan Williams

Macromedia Breeze Macromedia Breeze enables the combination of video, audio, software simulations, and other multimedia content to produce e-learning and training packages that are engaging and effective, while providing tracking and reporting capabilities. Breeze can be used both as a tool to record high quality PowerPoint presentations for on-demand access and also to engage with students online in a highly interactive environment. This review describes the four modules that Breeze provides (Presenter, Training, Meeting and Event), using Breeze (including feedback from academics currently using Breeze at the University of Central Lancashire) and the pricing options available.
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Learning Activity Management Sequences (LAMS)
by Vivien Sieber

Learning Activity Management Sequences (LAMS) Learning Activity Management Sequences (LAMS) is one of a range of open-source, web-based tools that are becoming freely available to the community. Based on learning design, where groups of people use resources to carry out activities within an environment, LAMS presents a contrast to conventional Virtual Learning Environments as it is activity-centred rather than content-centred. This review describes the use of LAMS as an Author, a Monitor and a Learner and discusses the types of activities that can be set up using the system. It also provides feedback from students at the University of Oxford who used LAMS as part of a JISC funded Tools Integration Project (TIP).
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