Our team have been doing an evaluation of virtual learning environments for the Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning Foundation (YHGfL).
As part of the process we’ve been filming in schools across the Yorkshire and Humber region to find out how the selected seven schools implemented various virtual learning environments into school life. 2500 further schools across the region, who are about to pick and implement a VLE will receive a copy of the DVD (and a booklet too!) to help them on their way….
Every school across the UK will need to have implemented a VLE by the end of 2008 and it appears that the YHGfL are leading the way by being the first to identify that advice from existing schools which are already going through the process have a wealth of knowledge and experience which could potentially help future implementations along the road….
We’ve really enjoyed putting the DVD together (titled ‘Virtually There’)…. which arrived yesterday…. Now we’re waiting on the printer for the booklet, written by Kris Popat …. Another 1000 DVD’s are due to arrive today.
The DVD and its booklet will be launched by Professor Stephen Heppell in Castleford next Wednesday at a conference attended by 250 heads from the Yorkshire and Humber region.