Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

Learning with e's

The ALT-C 'VLE is dead' symposium attracted a huge audience. Each of our panel of four presented our cases, some arguing for and some against the demise of the VLE. Some people actually went as far as to say that the VLE is dead symposium was the centre-piece of ALT-C 2009.

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5 Reasons Why Classroom Learning Is Still Effective in 2018


In the last few years we have also seen an exponential rise in LMS (Learning Management System) and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) use across a wide variety of industries. So, is classroom learning still effective?

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[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

1) The French had no effective leadership, but the English and Welsh had a strong and determined leader in King Henry V. The institutional VLE is led by the entire institution and is therefore slow to respond to change, whilst the personal web is led by one user.

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Change the title, change the work?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” “The LT is expected to work proactively to identify potential resources for the [name here] and to plan and manage the development of varied e-learning material, including video, webinars, self-paced interactive resources, and [VLE here] activities.”

Learning Technologists as Project Managers too

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

What I’ve also seen, and this is the reason for this post, is that Learning Technologists * (LT) are also very effective project managers. Working on implementing a new VLE or LMS for your department or institution?

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

In mathematics, I have seen interactive whiteboards used very effectively to teach number bonds and floor robots can be used successfully to teach geometry and algorithms. mlearn14 digital strategy education learning LMS MLE pedagogy schools teaching Technology universiy VLE

In person

Learning with e's

There has been a lot of talk recently about PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) and everyone it seems, wants to know what they are, what they contain, or if they will replace current institutional VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or LMS (Learning Management System) provision.

Simulacra and stimulating conversation

Learning with e's

Perhaps this is an effect we should consider a little more when we come to evaluate the relevance, reliability and puspose of user generated content: 'The simulacrum is never what hides the truth - it is the truth that hides the fact that there is none.

As virtual environments merge

Moodle Journal

The arrival of shared media in Second Life, has meant among other things, that I can now give access to our vle and all its facilities to students from inside the virtual world.

[from randommind] Learning with 'e's: Another nail in the coffin?

Learning with e's

The title of the symposium is 'The VLE is Dead!'. The results showed that the VLE concept was still a relatively new idea and that no institution had a VLE that covered all aspects of the curriculum. Tags: e-learning education 3D Virtual Learning VLE is dead ofsted

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New round of training starts

Moodle Journal

Just into a new round of vle training in Moodle. From experience of trying to deliver the basic course in year 1 and then move on to the more advanced features in the following year though seemed to not produce the desired effect. We have now completed the rollout and trials.

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Value Added Moodle?

Moodle Journal

Keen as I always am to make use of our vle for course delivery, I am also very keen to find evidence on its effectiveness with regard to student outcomes. One of the courses that see particularly heavy use of the vle here at Bromley is my BTEC National Software Development. How much of that is due to the vle, difficult to say, but I was asked to put my views in writing; 50 words!

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Moodle Journal - Untitled Article

Moodle Journal

Exploring the effects of constructivist teaching on students’ attitudes and performance.

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Lets try audio

Moodle Journal

Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought. Is it time/cost effective?

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Flipping the class with Ed Ted

Moodle Journal

Having selected your flipped video and material, it is then published to a unique url so that it can be shared either through your vle, e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, brilliant. The whole idea of flipping has become a popularised term for a practice not entirely new, but through which we can certainly leverage technology to effectively push learning away from the more traditional taught environment and into a more distributed style.

Improve Quality of Life With Virtual Learning

CLO Magazine

Sodexo’s learning team sought feedback and made some changes and enhancements for 2010, laying the groundwork for more learning and its virtual learning environment (VLE). Follow-up surveys revealed that managers responded positively to the experience, and when compared to single class e-learning benchmarks, the sessions were above the benchmark for “usefulness of materials” and “learning effectiveness.” Designed to involve the organization’s 4,500 U.S.-based

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

• Would a wiki be a more effective (self-directed) mode of delivery? • Develop an informal VLE to centralise all the resources. • Encourage the learner to integrate the VLE into a broader PLE.

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Well thats phase 1 over anyway

Moodle Journal

Why, because used in this way we have a course management system, not a vle. Its phase 2 with the inclusion of quizzes (not very happy calling them quizzes), lessons tutorials and reviews that should start, and the key word here is start, to make an in-road in constructing a effective community of inquiry and that’s going to be the really interesting bit. It’s the end of winter term and phase 1 of the Moodle rollout here at Bromley College.

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Moodle 2.0 Making the Leap at RSC

Moodle Journal

There did emerge though two very strong approaches and these were:- 1: Simply run the upgrade process effectively replacing old with new. In common with a lot of colleges, universities and institutes running Moodle 1.x,

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7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with e's

3) Your Managed Learning Environment (or VLE) - in whatever flavour your organisation has chosen - is a walled garden that allows conversations to be protected from outside eyes.

Using Facebook as a learning platform


Simonds (2007): I’ll See You On “Facebook”: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate, Communication Education, 56:1, 1-17.

Design for life

Learning with e's

The user interface on most VLE/LMS technologies is often too complex for students, who spend much more time trying to navigate and discover content than they do actually learning that content. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

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The New-School Virtual Leader

CLO Magazine

” Social interaction has long been a lubricant for meaningful innovation, and it is one of today’s leaders’ most effective tools, as long as the individual is flexible. Food service and facilities management company Sodexo created a virtual learning environment, or VLE, for employee development. By avoiding in-person training, Sodexo’s VLE has generated more than $1 million in cost savings, and the company has doubled its training attendance rate.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Groom made several key points around the process of 'uneducation' (borrowed from Brian Lamb) where he talked about 'descent into the maelstrom' - an account of effects of modern networked communication on professional practice.

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Australia’s Nobel Laureates

E-Learning Provocateur

However I think the layering effect adds an aesthetic richness. Note: I tried incorporating rollovers, but residual effects were screwing it up. You should be able to do something similar on your own web server, intranet, LMS or VLE.

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e-Factor Conference

Moodle Journal

I must say that I felt particularly encouraged with regard to the emphasis on the vle and eLearning especially with relevance to the new Common Inspection Framework. Where relevant, inspectors should take into account: how the different needs of groups of learners are met the effectiveness of learning outside learning sessions through technology, reviews and tutorials care and support in their broadest forms, both in and between learning sessions.

A simple interactive learning object

E-Learning Provocateur

However I think the layering effect adds an aesthetic richness. Note: I tried incorporating rollovers, but residual effects were screwing it up. You should be able to do something similar on your own web server, intranet, LMS or VLE. The Nobel Prizes will be announced next week in Norway and Sweden. Despite a few controversial decisions over the years, the awards have retained their international prestige for well over a century.

Facebook for e-Learning


Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively!

Good sport

Learning with e's

The strobe effect in Dartfish for example was being used to capture and display multiple images of dancing, gymnastic, bowling and jumping sports to show students how they could improve their performances. The subject I hated most at school was Physical Education. You know -sports.

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In theory.

Learning with e's

A lot of teachers do have a working knowledge of how electronic media can be used to support learning, but how many know when to use them and how to optimise their effects?

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with e's

None of this happens in an LMS (or VLE), in fact, that systematic design of that system is anathema to all of these crucial elements of educating in the digital era. Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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A digital heretic?

Learning with e's

I strongly support user generated content as an effective means of supporting learning. PLE will triumph over VLE. Some people think I'm a bit of a rebel. A non-comformist.

The State of E-Learning in the Medical Device Industry


The essence of maintaining great health means that activity within the field needs to be reoccurring within the realms that support it, and so that this flow and means of learning can take place easily and effectively for the individuals who need it. Creating Effective Training Programs.

Lost in translation (again)

Learning with e's

He has that effect on people. Most appeared to be VLE vendors. Again, the VLE companies were speaking in another language - this one more akin to Latin or ancient Greek, so I quickly left the arena.

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What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

” While there’s no question that aging learning systems must be updated to meet modern learning needs, many learning leaders are debating how to efficiently and cost-effectively fix a broken, outdated LMS — whether it’s best to build or buy.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. This was the first time I presented on this topic and the first time I led a session using Saba’s Centra platform.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? met with my new first year level 3 students and during the session introduced them to the vle. A Deliberate and Effective PLE - Learnadoodledastic , September 17, 2010 Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. Conversation was a more effective teacher than school.