Virtual Learning Environments

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Virtual Learning Environments. A quest for the perfect platform. A L abyrinth of leads. Terminology. E-learning CBT ( Computer-Based Training-CD-ROM ), IBT ( Internet-Based Training ) or WBT ( Web-Based Training ) Asynchronous Learning Synchronous Learning Face-to-Face Learning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • A quest for the perfect platform.A Labyrinth of leads.

  • TerminologyE-learning CBT (Computer-Based Training-CD-ROM), IBT (Internet-Based Training) or WBT (Web-Based Training)Asynchronous LearningSynchronous LearningFace-to-Face LearningBlended Learning, Hybrid Learning

    Purely online - no face-to-face meetingsVirtual Learning Environment (VLE)Learning Management System (LMS)Learning PlatformCourse Management SystemLive LessonsPersonal Learning Environment (PLE)

  • e-learning Delivery Methods

    StyleDelivery Method

    PrintE-text, textbooks, e-zinesVideostreaming video, video tape, satellite transmission, cableAudioStreaming audio, audio tape, podcasting

    AssessmentElectronic, interactive, paper

    CommunicationAsynchronous- e-mail,, threaded discussion, weblogs, Forums, Wikis

    Synchronous- chat, Instant Messaging, videoconferencing, teleconferencing

  • Coordinated Approach and Common Mission

    Determine Essential Components

    Technical Considerations

    Pedagogical Considerations

    Economic Considerations

    Selecting a Virtual Learning Environment

  • *Blackboard Collaborate 11 NEW! July 2011 http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Services/Learning-Services.aspx *Elluminate http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Services/Learning-Services.aspx Ivocalize - https://www.ivocalize.com/support/?p=233 Adobe LiveLesson Go to Training https://www3.gotomeeting.com/en_US/m/g2mab_More2LMlp.tmpl Microsoft Live Meeting http://www.microsoft.com/UC/LMOC/LMOC.html?product=LM&locale=en%2Dus&page=0&status=open Moodle http://demo.moodle.net/ Sloodle http://www.sloodle.org/moodle/ *Angel http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/Products/Blackboard-Learn/ANGEL-Edition.aspx Claroline http://www.claroline.net/about-claroline.html Atutor http://atutor.ca/atutor/ Options

  • Epals http://www.corp.epals.com/products/ Google Plus http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/+/demo/ Edusim http://edusim3d.com/ *WebCT Bodington http://bodington.org/ Sakai http://sakaiproject.org/ Desire2Learn Learning Environment http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/learningenvironment/

    Options

  • Should not dictate approach to learningTailored to needs, pedagogy, collaborate e-learning visionTeachers should not have to worry about technology -focus on innovative course developmentEngaging, interactive and transparent for studentsBuilt in assessment to determine effectiveness

    Quality Control of VLE