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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As mentioned above, a Virtual Learning Environment like Blackboard meets all the requirements a teacher may need to make the class more active and to engage undergraduates in the subject.
To begin developing a virtual learning environment, a teacher needs to choose the content for an integrated thematic unit.
The book is divided into 11 chapters targeting specific topics related to distance education and virtual learning environments. Many of the chapters are supplemented with reference information, figures, and illustrative examples that make the contents of the book easy to read and comprehensible.
Creating a study course in a virtual learning environment and even enrolling as students on online courses, has enabled staff to identify a number of new possibilities and it is already apparent that many aspects of the undergraduate BMus course could be delivered appropriately online.
OU virtual learning environment programme director Niall Sclater (CORRECT SPELLING) said: "The main use for standards is to avoid content being stuck in a proprietary system.
Learning how to learn using a virtual learning environment for philosophy.
"Thirst for Knowledge," created at Acadia University, is a virtual learning environment (VLE) that simulates the workplace of the Quaker Oats Company.
Among the topics are learner engagement in the use of individual and collaborative serious games, using virtual worlds to develop teacher candidate skills, engaging in an online video simulation in educational leadership, active learning in a robotics laboratory with university students, and utilizing the virtual learning environment to encourage facility reflection and improve the student learning experience.
Finally, the paper discusses future work developing enhancements to a virtual learning environment to allow better integration between domain ontologies and on-line courses.
The project involved the migration of an externally hosted Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) into Unity's Data Centre, and the creation of a borough-wide domain to facilitate single sign on for all students, teachers and, in time, parents.
The first paper by Bolinger, Use Patterns of Visual Cues in Computer-Mediated Communication, examines the use of the use of visual communication elements in a virtual learning environment. Hsu, Ching, Mathews, and Carr-Chellman's article, Undergraduate Students' Self-Regulated Learning Experiences in Web-Based Learning Environments, reports on student use of self-regulated learning in a Web-based general science course.

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