Scoping the future: a model for integrating learning environments

Honeychurch, S. and Barr, N. (2013) Scoping the future: a model for integrating learning environments. In: Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education Conference, Glasgow UK, 11-13 Jun 2013, 616`-623.

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Abstract

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has become synonymous with online learning in HE.However, with the rise of Web 2.0 technologies, social networking tools and cloud computing thearchitecture of the current VLEs is increasingly anachronistic. This paper suggests an alternative tothe traditional VLE: one which allows for flexibility and adaptation to the needs of individual teachers,while remaining resilient and providing students with a seamless experience. We present a prototypeof our vision, combining our new development software and a number of existing tried and tested toolsinto a single flexible interface, and built on established pedagogical and technical standards.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Honeychurch, Ms Sarah and Barr, Mr Niall
Authors: Honeychurch, S., and Barr, N.
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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