What are they? What do they do? Why are they useful?

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What are they? What do they do? Why are they useful?. Virtual Learning Environments. What is a VLE ?. A tool for delivering and/or supporting distance and flexible learning using Web technology. Made easy. Virtual classroom. Virtual Learning Environment. What is a VLE?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • What are they?

    What do they do?

    Why are they useful?Virtual Learning Environments

  • What is a VLE?A tool for delivering and/or supporting distance and flexible learning using Web technology

  • The Virtual Classroomon-line deliveryinteraction/ responseassessment/ monitoringlearning programmematerials creation/importtutor supportadvice/ guidance/interactionlearning processteaching &learning supportsense of living cultureidentity/ belongingpeer interactiondynamic changeThe Virtual ClassroomWhat is a VLE?

  • MLEs and VLEs

  • ExamplesWebCTVirtual CampusCOSELearnwiseTopClassAnd many more....Blackboard

  • FunctionsShell for content

    Communications

    Assessment

    Student tracking

  • Content - key issues

    How is it created?

    How is it uploaded into the VLE?

    How easy is it to navigate round system?

  • Content navigationBackwards/forwards through hierarchyJump to anywhereSearch routinesInternal and external linksGlossaryResume where left offPost it notesetc.

  • Communications: bulletin boardsAsynchronous ThreadedMultiple boards/forumsTutor supportPeer group support

  • Communications:emailInternal to WebCT and other VLEs

    Useful for Web-based access

    Useful for those with no Internet email

  • Communications: chatSynchronousNot threadedStudents like itEffectiveness as teaching tool?

  • Assessment techniquesFree-text submission - e.g. email an essay to tutor.

    Multiple choice, boolean, fill in blank, list matching, image maps, multiple correct answer, etc.

    cannot be automatically marked.

    can be automatically marked;can be set up so student must take at a particular time/date, lasting a certain time;can restrict number of attempts;can automatically tailor courseware on results.

  • AssessmentFormative

    versus

    Summative

  • Student trackingTypically:

    What theyve read, and when;Results recording and stats;What tests completed and outstanding;Plus, of course, logs of email, bulletin boards, chat.

  • Advantages forstudentsAccessible anytimeAccessible anywhereAlways up-to-dateElectronic supportInteraction with peer groupFlexible access to learningEasy to use

  • Advantages for staffBetter support for students

    Ease of management

    Some automatic marking

    Easy to use

  • Advantages for technical supportBespoke packages - integrated;

    Little technical support needed after installation;

    May need an administrator to create courses and upload content.

  • What does it cost?Cost of VLE software;Purchase/production of content;Staff training;On-going costs.

  • Other key issuesJISC developing standards/specification for VLE (which existing VLEs will be invited to meet)to link to MISinteroperability

  • For more info....

    For more information see the Ferl VLE Focus Area at:

    http://ferl.becta.org.uk/focus/vle/index.html

    A sum of money available for ILT materials development out of the 74m total for NLN.

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