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Building a Virtual School for the Future. Waltham Forest MLE - Fronter. Building a Virtual School for the Future. Welcome to the virtual school. Waltham Forest MLE - Fronter. What is a V irtual L earning E nvironment (VLE)?.

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building a virtual school for the future

Building a Virtual School for the Future

Waltham Forest MLE - Fronter

building a virtual school for the future1

Building a Virtual School for the Future

Welcome to the virtual school

Waltham Forest MLE - Fronter

what is a v irtual l earning e nvironment vle
What is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?
  • A virtual learning environment (VLE) is an online set of teaching and learning tools designed to enhance a student\'s learning experience.
  • The time and place of learning is flexible
  • Learning becomes increasingly more personalised with the learner at the centre.
what is a m anaged l earning e nvironment mle
What is a Managed Learning Environment (MLE)?
  • The virtual learning environment is connected to the Schools Information Management System (SIMS)
  • Data can be transferred from SIMS to the VLE e.g. names; courses; timetables, attendance data etc.
  • Data can be transferred from the VLE to SIMS e.g. assessment dataetc.
why use a vle mle
Why use a VLE/MLE?
  • Anytime, anywhere learning
  • Non-judgmental learning experience
  • Collaborative learning tools
  • Flexible assessment – self-assessment; peer-peer assessment; teacher-pupil assessment
  • Staff and pupil resources are online
  • Supports improved communication with stake holders and between staff
what are the challenges
What are the challenges?
  • I don’t know how to use a VLE/MLE.
  • I don’t have access to a computer.
  • It’s not always easy to get to a computer.
  • Some of the pupils don’t have a computer at home.
  • I don’t have enough curriculum time to use it in my subject
  • I achieve excellent results in my subject without using a VLE/MLE
overcoming the challenges
Overcoming the challenges
  • Teachers given time to develop VLE/MLE.
  • All staff and pupils to receive training on why and how to use a VLE.
  • Staff audit of access to a computer/laptop.
  • Increased availability of laptops for teachers and pupils.

The ONS said that 93% of adults aged under 70 who had a university degree or equivalent qualification had internet access.

features of the vle mle
Features of the VLE/MLE

Whole school tools

  • School Calendar
  • My Calendar
  • Access to email
  • Staff and Student News
  • Online Resources
  • Sending messages
  • Online My Documents
  • Booking equipment
features of the vle mle1
Features of the VLE/MLE

Teaching and Learning Tools

  • Resource folder
  • Hand-in folder
  • Fronter document
  • Test
  • Page
  • Learning Path
  • Forum
proposed outcomes 2008 2009
Proposed outcomes 2008/2009
  • School news online
  • School calendar online
  • Online resources available for staff and pupils
  • All ICT lessons online
  • Some homework activities online
  • Some class-based learning and assessments online
  • Increase in online communication
  • Availability of online forms