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What is Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education: Technologies for Vocational Training
A set of teaching and learning tools designed to enhance a student’s learning experience by including computers and the Internet in the learning process. The principal components of a VLE package include curriculum mapping, student tracking, online support for both teacher and student, electronic communication, and Internet links to outside curriculum resources. There are a number of commercial VLE software packages available, including Blackboard, WebCT, Lotus® LearningSpace, and COSE.
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Web 2.0 Technologies: Social Software Applied to Higher Education and Adult Learning
Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Ricard Monclús-Guitart (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Araceli Rodríguez-Merayo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), M. Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), and M. José Simón-Olmos (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-739-3.ch059
Web 2.0 technologies are playing an important role in building social capital through increasing flows of information, and building on knowledge and human capacity of learning. The purpose of this chapter is to show the role that social software, a component of Web 2.0 technologies, can play in higher education and adult learning. This chapter focuses on the role of Web 2.0 technologies in promoting learning. New learning paradigms and pedagogical applications are also discussed.
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Assessing Language Learning in Technology-Enhanced Environments
An online system comprising a range of tools to support learning and the management of learning.
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E-Portfolios as Tools for Collaborative Learning on Digital Platforms
A complete system for delivering learning materials to students via the web, include assessment, student tracking, collaboration and communication tools, can be accessed both on and off-campus, meaning that they can support students' learning outside the lecture hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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