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Virtual Learning Environments. ?. Define a VLE. A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system designed to support teaching and learning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_management_system. What are VLE offers. Communication tools (e-mail, bulletin, chat rooms) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Virtual Learning Environments

Virtual Learning Environments

?1Define a VLEA virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system designed to support teaching and learning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_management_systemWhat are VLE offersCommunication tools (e-mail, bulletin, chat rooms)Collaboration tools (on-line forums, file sharing, diaries)Content creation toolsAssessment tools and activity tracking toolsIntegration into a MLEControlled access to content

4Virtual learning environment

Blackboard - a family of softwareWebCT - (Now a part of Blackboard) software applications designed to enhance teaching and learningFirstClass - messaging and communications solutionDesire2Learn - Desire2Learn eLearning solutions.CyberExtension - Virtual Managed Learning EnvironmentIt's Learning - Norwegian Closed Source System (written in ASP.NET)FronterSaba Centra - Closed Source System offered by Saba SoftwareWebTrain - Virtual live classes, enrollment, attendance, attention monitoring..Glow Learn- A VLE accessible through and designed for Glow, the National School Intranet of ScotlandFrog - A VLE in the UK designed to help organise, communicate and to access information, designed by Frog Learning.UniServity cLc (connected learning communities) Learning Platform. UK based and used in 21 countries.Studywiz Learning Environment - A safe online space for schools to collect, organise and manage curriculum to support 21st century learning.eClass - Hong Kong-based closed source system developed by BroadLearning Education AsiaMoodle

Source: WikipediaYour VLEWhat is your experience?Plus pointsMinus pointsInteresting pointsShattered view of VLE!

Web 2.0WikisRSS feedsBlogsPodcasting/videocastingContent aggregationRating User generated contentSocial networking (community)3D environments (second life)etc

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http://www.blackboard.com/

Web 2.0WikisRSS feedsBlogsContent aggregationRating User generated content (e.g. portfolios, videos)Social networking (community)etc

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Web 2.0WikisRSS feedsBlogsContent aggregationRating User generated contentSocial networking (community)etc

Virtual Learning Environment=Develop a learning communityTechnology to scale good practice?

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AdviceTry out the components which make a VLEBuild a learning communityOpen accessInteresting content (why should I revisit?)Ownership (hotseat e.g. NCSL)