Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

Learning management systems (LMS) must include mobile application and integrate with existing solutions to help streamline processes and create organized, effective training programs. Collaboration is a key indicator of effectiveness in online learning.

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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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What does this button do?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Some of the systems we use (VLE, CMS, LMS, social and collaborative tools, admin systems, etc.) but knowing enough about the system as a whole is enough to be aware of how we can use the whole system effectively.

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.”

[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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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

Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Originally a counterpoint to the institutional Managed Learning Environment (iMLE or 'VLE'), PLEs are becoming a much talked about concept, and were the prime focus of the recently held PLE Conference in Cornella, Barcelona. Tags: MLE Manish Malik VLE PLE personal learning #ple_bcn

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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.

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.

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.

[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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Top online learning tools for successful solutions


Used alone or in combination, there are four types of tool for digital learning success: Digital content creation: The unsung hero of effective digital learning. an online platform that enables effective collaboration on video post production. A VLE could work for you. .

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

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

An engaging and dynamic experience is crucial for effective online distance learning. For additional resources on remote L&D and online distance learning, check out these resources below: Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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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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.

COVID-19 eLearning Resources

eThink Education

In this article, we’ll share some resources that illustrate how the LMS can accommodate various types of learning to effectively transition from a formerly in-person or hybrid learning approach to a fully online one. . (If Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) .

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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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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.

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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