Evaluating Learning Platforms (Virtual Learning Environments) for Schools

I’ve been up to my neck and beyond working alongside Hal on the Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning project.

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We’ve been working in the Yorkshire and Humber region filming school leaders and their staff talking about the impact of Virtual Learning Environments on school life… We’ve been working with seven schools. Kris Popat (a former colleague from Ultralab (1990-2006)) has been conducting the research report for the project, which will be turned into a booklet… Alex (from our team) is currently looking into the design, Hal is building the DVD structure.

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The films I’m currently editing will be distributed by DVD to a further 2500ish schools across the region to help schools understand what VLE’s are, and what schools are doing with them…

Every school in this country is required to have a VLE installed by the end of 2008….we’ve found some great uses, experiments and even failed implementation attempts which should help other schools get on the right track from the start of thier own research, investigation and implementation for their VLE….

The final DVD will be launched by Professor Stephen Heppell in May.

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Back to the edit….

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Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves is Director at Creative Learning Systems Ltd

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