Virtual Learning Environments
|Virtual Learning Environments|
|An integrated set of tools that support online learning. A VLE will usually include the following components:
These could either be individual tools that are programmed to function in an integrated manner or they can be facilities provided by a single product. Users in a VLE are assigned roles of a student, a teacher and an administrator. Each role comes with rights, which follow a hierarchy.
Two other popular terms that are used to refer to these environments are: Content Management System (CMS) and Learning Management System (LMS). The difference between these terms is often debated and there does not seem to be much of a consensus amongst learning professionals on the exact distinction between them..
- ↑ www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/InfoKits/effective-use-of-VLEs (2 November 2009) www.brandon-hall.com/workplacelearningtoday/?p=7455 (2 November 2009) www.astd.org/LC/2005/1105_carliner.htm (2 November 2009) www.techterms.com/definition/vle (2 November 2009) whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci866691,00.html (2 November 2009)