chapter  15
Building communities of designers
ByJAMES DALZIEL
Pages 14

This chapter describes the origins, design and development of the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) Community. It begins with the history of LAMS as a new kind of e-learning design tool, instantiating in practice many of the principles and possibilities explored in this book. The author – the original developer of LAMS – goes on to discuss new principles for the development of Learning Object Repositories (LORs) as a means of sharing designs and communicating about the practice of design. Again, the LAMS Community is used to explore these principles through a practical and living example. The chapter concludes with some reflections on tools and communities for the future.