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Virtual learning environments; using, choosing and developing your VLE.


Virtual learning environments; using, choosing and developing your VLE.

Weller, Martin.



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Cost-effective, efficient and, for many students, convenient and suitable for studying at one's own pace, virtual learning environments (VLEs) have become staples in many college and university programs. However, the pedagogy and curriculum may be growing rapidly but many institutions are not making the most of their installations or the learning opportunities the can offer. Weller (educational technology, Open U.), who was director of the VLE project, describes the contexts within VLEs are currently operating in higher education and how VLEs can be used to support a range of teaching approaches. He shows how institutions with VLEs can take use reviews to advantage of them and how those without can choose a suitable VLE, learning design, interaction with other university information systems such as the library, personalization in VLEs and how software can influence behavior, the influence of open sources and open content, and the never-ending process of technology succession.

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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