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A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a system designed to support teaching and learning in an educational setting, as distinct from a Managed Learning Environment (MLE), where the focus is on management.A VLE will normally work over the Internet and provide a collection of tools such as those for assessment (particularly of types that can be marked automatically, such as multiple choice), communication, uploading of content, return of students' work, peer assessment, administration of student groups, collecting and organizing student grades, questionnaires, tracking tools, etc. New features in these systems include wikis, blogs, RSS and 3D virtual learning spaces. VLEs are often used in schools and other educational establishments in order to make the learning experience more interactive. While originally created for distance education, VLEs are now most often used to supplement traditional face to face classroom activities, commonly known as Blended Learning. These systems usually run on servers, to serve the course to students Multimedia and/or web pages. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Virtual learning environment)

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Metadata related to 'vle' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'vle': 69 (4.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'vle' across all Ariadne articles: 259
  • Average number of references to 'vle' per Ariadne article: 3.75
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'vle': 2000-06
  • Trending factor of 'vle': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'vle':

  1. matthew dovey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. amber thomas (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. andrew rothery (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. tracey stanley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. mina sotiriou (see articles on this topic by this author)

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New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies

Grainne Conole reflects on the implications of Web 2.0 for education and offers two new schemas for thinking about harnessing the potential of technologies.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

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