virtual learning environment

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virtual learning environment

A form of computer-assisted education in which students participate in their studies by accessing recorded lectures, case-based tutorials, weblinks, audio and video clips, and e-mail, instead of gathering in a single geographically limited location for group lectures and laboratory study.
See also: environment
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Enhancing the learning process: Qualitative validation of an informal learning support system consisting of a knowledge discovery and a social learning component.
Educators from around the world explore definitions of culture; diversity and designing a learning support system; the experience of Taiwanese students, teaching assistants, and North American instructors in a second-language teaching environment; facilitating learning, mentoring, and professional development; learning design and cultural identity, beliefs, values, gender, and technology; visual culture; leadership challenges in online education; quality issues; and research on culture and online learning.
The learning support system is so dynamic that it makes the different time period learners in any one of elements that are open and transparent subordinate systems in the whole learning system, and it also belongs to the visiting and interactive learning system.
"TRADOC KM provides the foundation of a learner centric, lifelong learning support system through its production capabilities, content management and personal web portals," according to the KM Strategic Plan.
The UT, which has a network of 37 regional offices and participating institutions, has challenges to provide and manage effective learning support system for more than 340,000 students, residing in various locations of Indonesia, a country with diverse level of the quality in terms of transportation, communication and technological infrastructure and facilities.
Ogata and Yano (2004) developed a context-aware language learning support system. The system can provide the learner with the appropriate polite expression derived from the learners' situation and personal information.
Even though they found the online learning support system beneficial and helpful, they prefer face-to-face communication to online communication (M=2.4), and they do not prefer fully online courses (M=2.6).
By the summer of 2007, the Marine Corps plans to offer online seminar courses with the help of a commercial product called Blackboard, a learning support system that is used by major universities.
Through this learning support system, students will be able to enter the college through a Web portal's customized personal page listing their classes and other pertinent information.
The college is also committed to providing education for those with learning difficulties or disabilities through their cross college extended learning support system.

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