Monday, May 07, 2007

Thinking about your VLE

If like us here at Bromley College you have been deploying a VLE, then like me you may be wondering after having structured courses with all kinds of content from Word files to podcasts, where the technology is moving and what the outcomes have been. If you are thinking along these lines, then you will be interested in the findings of the JISC funded projects that are about to enter their second phase, you can find the site here. I read a summary in the May 2007 edition of Cilip Update, which seemed to promote the conclusion of student preference for social networking over pure VLE, with the suggestion that educators are becoming concerned about the future of the traditional VLE. For my part I have no real evidence that this is the case, have you, please feel free to post.


Blogger JD said...

I have just stumbled over your blog - how very interesting!

I read that Cilip article, too, and from my experience within Learning Resources -sadly- students do seem to engage more with Facebook, MySpace, etc than the VLE. But perhaps that's down to the fact that our VLE offers too little in the way of "edutainment"? -- Then again I am just about to take over as the new VLE Admin here at Barking College, so hopefully things may change in the future. Wish me luck!

I would love to know more about how you use Moodle at Bromley. Like yourself, I am interested in making use of videos and podcasts, etc. to enrich content and attract students to the VLE. Utilising Second Life seems an exciting prospect, too!

Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in exchanging ideas.


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