There seemed to have been rather a lot of discussion in 2009 about whether the VLE or Virtual Learning Environment was alive or dead (including the ALT-C 2009 debate), and the rise of the PLE (Personal Learning Environment).
I’m very interested in PLEs and informal learning and have blogged and vlogged about the concept.
I’ve perhaps been less interested in VLEs. They seem to serve an institutional purpose, but always seemed to constrain the means students use to express their learning and, therefore, the learning process itself.
However, I’ve recently had cause to look at the area of VLEs. Doing this process I asked myself, “What if you wanted to use VLE technology to provide an environment for open learning?” Well, two things have caught my interest in answering this.
Read full story (it started to get a bit technical after that for me…, but thought the PPT link at the end was also interesting.., and the next entry on using blogs/wikis for student assessment even more interesting)