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Learning and Teaching with Virtual Learning Environments

Learning and Teaching with Virtual Learning Environments

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Trainees' ICT Skills

February 2007 | 112 pages | Learning Matters
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are becoming increasingly common in schools, and it is important for trainees to be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to use them effectively to enhance learning. This book takes a thematic approach, examining all the key issues from designing and creating a VLE to using one to organise, moderate and assess pupil learning and even to develop resources for learning.
Teaching and learning using a VLE: Blending face-to-face and virtual learning
Learning objects
Talk, chat and discussion: Communications in virtual learning
Electronic portfolios: Outcomes for virtual learning
Tasks, tests and feedback
Design issues: How to design virtual learning
Introducing a VLE into a school
Appendix: Installing Moodle on a Windows Machine

"Excellent - easy to read, accessible, well laid-out and bang up to date" (Lead Practitioner, Cornwall College)

This has been helpful in introducing VLEs to new students and also for giving tutors interesting ideas for our VLE.

Miss Lisa m Evison
Teacher Training, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
October 10, 2015

Excellent book which gives an up to date account of teaching and learning with Virtual Learning Environments. Essential for all lecturers in a modern teaching environment. A godsend to those of us who need an update in new methods.

Mrs Alison Cox
Health and Social Care, Merthyr Tydfil College
June 19, 2012

Will support a Creativity and ICT module

Ms Deborah Boekestein
Department of Education, Newman University College
June 11, 2012

Excellent text - covering a key range of issues in VLE and IWB and offers excellent tips for PGCE students.

Dr Nasser Mansour
The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Exeter University
March 6, 2012

Helena Gillespie

Helena Gillespie has worked in education for over 30 years, as a primary school teacher and leader, school governor, teacher trainer and university lecturer. More recently, she has taken up the role of Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Inclusion at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. This wide variety of roles reflects Helena’s ongoing commitment to education and has inspired her to take a special interest in equality and social justice.Since 2016, Helena has been an active participant in UEA’s Aurora Network, a group of European and global universities with a special interest in societal change. As a result of this work,... More About Author

Helen Boulton

Helen Boulton has worked in teacher education for 5 years; prior to this she was an ICT Co-ordinator. She has a Masters in Educational management and is currently working towards her PhD. More About Author

Alison Hramiak

Dr Alison Hramiak is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, (United Kingdom) working primarily in Teach First where she is the Regional Computer Science Subject Lead for Yorkshire and Humberside, and a Professional Tutor across all subjects. She also teaches on the Masters and Doctoral Courses at Sheffield Hallam. Her research interests include assessment and feedback, pedagogy and ICT - particularly Web 2.0 Technologies, and Digital Literacy. She has published books and papers on these topics, internationally and nationally and has presented her work at international and national conferences. She has co written and... More About Author

Richard Williamson

Richard Williamson has been involved in teaching ICT for 10 years and has pioneered the introduction of VLEs in primary and secondary schools across Nottinghamshire. He has been involved in teacher education for 5 years and is working towards his Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management. More About Author