The State of Digital Education (part 1)

“The State of Digital Education” part 1. 1 Passion and love for teaching. 2 content knowledge. In that order. On 20th January I had a chance to present the eLearning department’s mission and vision to the delegates from all over Europe during “The State of Digital Education: Engaging with Connected, Blended, and Open Learning” conference.…

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…

The LearnPad and the little hands.

As I meet parents and heads of school who air their concerns about giving tablets to 8 year olds, it is perhaps with some trepidation that we have started distributing the first Workbook LearnPads to our children on Thursday 14th December. It is also with great hope, pride and satisfaction that our  eLearning support teachers…

It’s time for more FAQs

Q. Some teachers have not received a tablet yet. What do they need to do? A. The Head of School is to submit a formal request by using Form C to ict.support.admin@ilearn.edu.mt requesting an additional device. The application form for a tablet has to be filled in by the applicant who will print a copy and…