The VLE in my life is…

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

So, we start with day one and: The VLE in my life is…. Mind you, not all of them consider themselves a VLE, but it’s how they’re used or how I’ve supported them, so it’s how I’m classifying them. Not in the sense of what a VLE is.

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LMS and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)


Technology has changed the mode of delivery of education or skill training drastically. Especially in the current times of COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking at the use of Learning Management Systems to aid their Training and Development (T&D) activities

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Is your VLE cognitive?

Moodle Journal

As I recall, it was at least few ago now that I first started to hear the term Student Analytics banded around in the corridors of eLearning, around the time of the 2012 Horizon Report. For sure the systems that we now use have over time become increasingly attuned to the complexities of student performance tracking, and so hopefully leveraging that competitive edge realized through analytics for our students.

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What’s the Difference Between a VLE and an LMS?


Because it’s growing in size, you can’t be surprised to learn an onslaught of relevant acronyms daily - VLE… LMS… or what about SCORM and XAPI ? What is a VLE? A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a modern teaching method designated for online learning. Advantages of a VLE.

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VLE Report

Moodle Journal

I submiited report on the trial of the VLE to SMT, all ninety eight pages of it and now its just a case of waiting to see if we go forward with the deployment college wide

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Thinking about your VLE

Moodle Journal

If like us here at Bromley College you have been deploying a VLE, then like me you may be wondering after having structured courses with all kinds of content from Word files to podcasts, where the technology is moving and what the outcomes have been.

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Moodle Journal

The other Friday 26/05, I went along the RSC VLE AGM entitled, ‘Playing Institutional Snakes and Ladders’. Andrew feartured his own institution for the case study, which viewed both opportunities and pitfalls regarding VLE deployment; snakes and ladders. There was an excellent keynote presentation by Andrew Williams, Director of ILT Support and Development at Kingston College and Regional Coordinator for the Blackboard User Group.

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Learning with e's

Tags: VLE PLE Web 2.0

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VLE project 2 completed

Moodle Journal

Going by the transactions from the latest learning trial using Moodle, here at Bromley I feel certain that I will be looking at another successful outcome. There were 23 students taking part of which only 16 eventually completed the project and between them accounted for over 12,000 transactions in four weeks.

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Day 28: Golden EdTech oldies

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Here are three important posts from James on his blog, on this topic, which will help those not aware of the death of the VLE – September 2009 – The VLE is dead January 2012 – The VLE is alive and kicking September 2019 – The VLE is still dead.

LMS, PLE, VLE, ILS & SCORM – Navigate the Acronym Minefield

Adobe Captivate

eLearning #PLE #VLE #ILS #Virtual Worlds #SCORM #LMS. We've always been a little acronym happy in the world of online learning. The inevitable explosion of web technologies has led to a mangled pile of nearly incomprehensible acronyms swimming around in many of today's trendiest headlines and articles. So what is all this stuff about, and why all the hype / excitement etc. around the latest wave of acronyms? Whats new

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Using Moodle as a VLE

Moodle Journal

My own presentation came under the theme of transforming teaching and learning and featured a recent trial that I conducted with level 4 students in an attempt to realise the Social Constructive potential of Moodle as a VLE. I went along to the Moodle RUG on the 17th in London, which turned out to be a superb event. Martin Dougiamas was live on Skype, excellent workshops and a particularly inspiring presentation from the OU.

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Promoting the Moodle VLE

Moodle Journal

The first meeting of the Virtual Learning was held and went extremely well. We agreed on some dates for awareness sessions and training. The newsletter was circulated to the group and in the absence of any objections was sent around to all mailboxes in the first instance, though it did prove necessary to also include a reminder for booking via email. One point for future reference however is to include anything you really want noticed on the front page, should be obvious really

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Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

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. James Clay will argue that the VLE still has some life left in it. The only difference is that the Midlands event is entitled 'The VLE is undead' (Official tag for the event is: #VLEundead).

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Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

April 23, 2009 The (changed) information cycle , April 17, 2009 The Semantic Web and E-learning , April 18, 2009 Weblogg-ed " New Reading, New Writing , April 23, 2009 Leveraging the human network , April 17, 2009 cathellis13: Ten Commandments of eLearning , April 21, 2009 Top Keywords Twitter (38) Virtual Learning Environment (3) Learning Management System (8) Coaching (8) LinkedIn (13) Microphone (4) Social Network Analysis (2) VLE (3) Conversation (18) eLearning Technology.

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Most used EdTech acronym

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

The #JuneEdTechChallenge continues, and today is the ‘most used EdTech acronym’ I think I’ll follow on from yesterday’s question (‘ the VLE in my life… ‘) and say the most used EdTech acronym is … VLE.

Workshop key points in Asynchronous VLE Design

e-Learning Academy

Workshop day of Global Learn conference, I was privileged to attend Design & Develop and Innovative Online Learning Environment, instructed by Abtar Kaur and Zoraini Abas, Open University Malaysia. My interest was to hear how their approach to online instruction and design may inform my own research. Some of the take home points I gleaned [.]. Conference Design Reflection E-Learning design

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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.) eLearning Assessment Button CMS David Hopkins Learning Designer Learning Technologist Lecture Capture LMS Plagiarism Self/Peer Assessment Social Media Technology Enhanced Learning TurnItIn VLE

What’s a NGDLE?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I think we’re all interested in what our VLE or LMS will look like, or indeed what it should already look like. eLearning Accessibility Assessment Bryan M Mathers Collaboration Course Design Creativity Digital Learning Digital University Instructional Design Lego LMS NGDLE Personal Learning Self/Peer Assessment VLE

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.” Have I had it wrong all these years … is not been about me being a Learning Technologist (LT), I’ve actually been an Instructional Designer (ID) instead?


Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

and then spend time showing the ropes in the VLE, LMS, online HR system, file server, phones, etc. If your learners are only with you for a short while, a matter of weeks, then there’s still no reason to not keep them informed with either email communications or VLE announcements when they’re going to encounter something new as part of their learning.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

The FLE might be called a VLE, MLE, LMS, or some other acronym. Tags: informal learning learning management e-learning development instructional design blended learning LMS informal learning environment ILE VLE FLE MLE formal learning environment learning administration In my previous article Online courses must die! I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs).

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

Learning with e's

Anyone with a modicum of insight will see that there are several parallels here with the battle between the institutional VLE and Edupunk style ‘do-it-yourselves’ personal web tools. The shiny, expensive and cumbersome VLE dominates the battlefield that is education, and is supposedly the killer application that all colleges and universities have bought into. All things considered, it is inevitable that the personal web will win in a straight fight against the institutional VLE.

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Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

There may be some info on the VLE, but is it really enough to showcase the breadth of knowledge behind the course and it’s creation? eLearning Assessment Authenticity Blended Learning Digital Learning Distance Learning FutureLearn Jonathan Bate Learning Technology Lecture MOOC Online Course PhD Shakespeare University of Warwick VLE Warwick Business School

Learning Technologists as Project Managers too

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Whether the work is consider small or ‘incidental’ or a full-on VLE review with institutional impact, the LT is fully aware of the impact to themselves and those involved. Working on implementing a new VLE or LMS for your department or institution?

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

E-Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice Performance Support Research - Work-Based VLEMy EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. I recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace.

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All change

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

eLearning Blackboard Box of Broadcasts CMALT EasyCare Academy Education Technology Educational Technology Healthy Ageing Learning Technologist Learning Technology Pedagogy TurningPoint TurnItIn University of Leicester VLE Warwick Business SchoolIn April, 2007, I joined Bournemouth University as Learning Technologist. This was the start of my journey in learning technology and working in an academic environment.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Unlike a VLE, an ILE is strictly informal. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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How to use Google MyMaps

Moodle Journal

I have made use of Google maps a number of times in past as part of lectures and class exercises, and they certainly represent a good means of engagement, as part of a vle lesson plan Found this really useful introduction to creating media rich resources.

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[Infographic] 5 Reasons You Should Enroll Now in InSync Summer Immersion Sessions

InSync Training

We've got 5 really great reasons you'll want to enroll now in InSync Training Immersion Summer Sessions, an accelerated program that will c ertify you as a Virtual learning Expert ® (VLE) by the end of the Summer - And at a HUGE savings!

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Fun in Madchester

Learning with e's

There were some interesting and captivating debates on Day 1, including of course, the epic VLE is Dead debate (see the video above) which was attended by approximately 150 people, all squeezed into a room fit for 80 so that many had to sit on the floor or stand at the back. Related posts: Reports of the demise of the VLE are exaggerated (Niall Sclater) The VLE is Dead: The Movie (James Clay) The VLE is Dead. Tags: e-learning PLE #altc2009 VLE is dead

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Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

From Blackboard to FutureLearn, and from custom in-house developed VLE to customised large-scale MOOC platform. eLearning Active Learner Activities Blackboard Digital Learning Distance Learning FutureLearn Infographic Interview Jargon Language LMS MOOC Navigation Online Course Video VLE YouTubeOver the years and role changes I’ve used a variety of different VLEs. So, how important is familiarity when working, designing and developing on these platforms?

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. Now it's time to change direction a little and challenge the unhelpful binary of PLE versus VLE. In this representation of the PLE, we try take a more consiliatory perspective beyond the unhelpful binary discourse of 'PLE vs VLE'.

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Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Let me give you an example: Many schools, colleges and universities have by now implemented a managed learning environment (MLE) sometimes referred to as a virtual learning environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). mlearn14 digital strategy education learning LMS MLE pedagogy schools teaching Technology universiy VLE I know it''s has been said many times before, but it''s worth saying again. Learning should always come before technology. Let me elaborate.

A right punch-up

Learning with e's

This symposium will propose that the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as an institutional tool is dead, no more, defunct, expired. The second member of the panel, Graham Attwell , believes that the VLE is dead and that the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is the solution to the needs of diverse learners. The third panel member, James Clay , however, believes that the VLE is not yet dead as a concept, but can be the starting point of a journey for many learners.

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Experiencing eLearning

In the clouds again

Learning with e's

Here's our abstract: Manish Malik (Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator at the University of Portsmouth) and Steve Wheeler (Associate Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Plymouth) discuss the recent developments and the patterns emerging within the CMS/LMS/VLE product sector. Sakai Manish Malik VLE #guug11 Moodle Cloud Learning Environment LMS Google CMS

Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment

e-Learning Academy

Changing practice Podcast Research - Corporate VLE Social media VideoEpisode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.].

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with 'e's

Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage Following on in my series of short ''3 things'' videos, I thought I would have a little fun (well, I am on holiday right now), and so I went out and recorded this video on Edupunk. Although it''s treated in a fun way, Edupunk has a serious underpinning.

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The personal web

Learning with 'e's

For those who don't, the institutional VLE (or sadly, no web based use at all) is an alternative. This may sound like a climb down from my position on the death of the VLE, but It is not. I have always believed in a hybrid solution and indeed use one in my own professional practice, but for the sake of the polemic momentum, I'm advocating that institutions seriously reappraise their use of the VLE (read 'managed learning environment'). Certainly not the VLE.

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