So what is a VLE?

7th January 2017 Happy New Year to you all. I hope you are refreshed and reinvigorated for the coming year. So what is a virtual learning environment (VLE)? Or at least what should it be? A VLE should break down the walls between school and home. The learners would come to school, leave and they…

VLE, LMS, MLE, IMS, CMS – What? Part 3

James Clay (For VLE) “People have been saying for the past ten years that the VLE is dead. One day we are going to bury the VLE but it is not today and it is not tomorrow. Why? Because the argument about a personal learning environment, about the personal web is that learners have the…

VLE, LMS, MLE, IMS, CMS – What? Part 2

Graham Attwell (against VLE) “The mass education system that we have is based on the factory system which came into being in the 1880’s based on delivering a standardised curriculum to a group of similar people. So we made our schools to look like factories with bells to tell you when the work period was…

VLE, LMS, MLE, IMS, CMS – What? Part 1

I think it is time to start discussing seriously what you teachers, parents, senior management and learners want from a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). What are your needs? Is it a VLE that you want? Or would a Content Management System (CMS) suffice? Does anyone need a Managed Learning Environment (MLE), a Learning Management System…