Virtual Learning Environments Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address]   UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENE...
Agenda <ul><li>Defining a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) / Virtual environment for learning (VEL) </li></ul><ul><li>So...
What is a VLE? According to Dillenbourg, Schneider, and Synteta (2009). <ul><li>•  A virtual learning environment is a des...
Some virtual environments used for learning are:
Alado virtual room http://www.alado.net/login
Go to  http://www.alado.net/login  and click on enter the room.  After installing the plug-in, you may log in.
Logging in… Type a username and password.  Save it if wanted.
Wait a little bit while connecting… and  here it is!
Elluminate Virtual Room <ul><li>To access Elluminate, first become a member of the Learning Times community (LT) and explo...
Once you have created the account, you may log in. http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes
Go to the Meeting room and click on Enter now.
Launch the virtual room and wait while connecting…
Elluminate Virtual Room
Moodle
What is Moodle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE
Moodle features
Dokeos
Dokeos features
Dokeos videoconferencing
<ul><li>To enter the WiZiQ virtual room you will firstly need to create a free WiZiQ account.  </li></ul>WiZiQ virtual room
See the following tutorial to create your account on WiZiQ. http://www.blip.tv/file/2678259
WiZiQ virtual room
Virtual Worlds as  a VLE:  Second Life
Let’s go in world. First, download the SL program from  http://www.secondlife.com/   Then, create your avatar and log in. ...
References <ul><li>Further readings : </li></ul><ul><li>Dillenbourg P., Schneider D., and Synteta, P (2002). Virtual Learn...
Thank you very much! Evelyn Izquierdo [email_address]
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  1. 1. Virtual Learning Environments Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address] UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y EDUCACIÓN MAESTRÍA EN INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA Nov. 17, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Defining a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) / Virtual environment for learning (VEL) </li></ul><ul><li>Some samples of VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring some VLEs: Alado, Elluminate, Moodle, WiZiQ, virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Activity: Creating your own online spaces as VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Design a class or a course by using a VLE </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a VLE? According to Dillenbourg, Schneider, and Synteta (2009). <ul><li>• A virtual learning environment is a designed information space. </li></ul><ul><li>• A virtual learning environment is a social space: educational interactions occur in the environment, turning spaces into places. </li></ul><ul><li>• The virtual space is explicitly represented: the representation of this information/social space can vary from text to 3D immersive worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>• Students are not only active, but also actors: they co-construct the virtual space. </li></ul><ul><li>• Virtual learning environments are not restricted to distance education: they also enrich classroom activities. </li></ul><ul><li>• Virtual learning environments integrate heterogeneous technologies and multiple </li></ul><ul><li>pedagogical approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>• Most virtual environments overlap with physical environments. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some virtual environments used for learning are:
  5. 5. Alado virtual room http://www.alado.net/login
  6. 6. Go to http://www.alado.net/login and click on enter the room. After installing the plug-in, you may log in.
  7. 7. Logging in… Type a username and password. Save it if wanted.
  8. 8. Wait a little bit while connecting… and here it is!
  9. 9. Elluminate Virtual Room <ul><li>To access Elluminate, first become a member of the Learning Times community (LT) and explore its features http:// home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes ). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Once you have created the account, you may log in. http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes
  11. 11. Go to the Meeting room and click on Enter now.
  12. 12. Launch the virtual room and wait while connecting…
  13. 13. Elluminate Virtual Room
  14. 14. Moodle
  15. 15. What is Moodle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE
  16. 16. Moodle features
  17. 17. Dokeos
  18. 18. Dokeos features
  19. 19. Dokeos videoconferencing
  20. 20. <ul><li>To enter the WiZiQ virtual room you will firstly need to create a free WiZiQ account. </li></ul>WiZiQ virtual room
  21. 21. See the following tutorial to create your account on WiZiQ. http://www.blip.tv/file/2678259
  22. 22. WiZiQ virtual room
  23. 23. Virtual Worlds as a VLE: Second Life
  24. 24. Let’s go in world. First, download the SL program from http://www.secondlife.com/ Then, create your avatar and log in. Go into the Virtual Learning Environment. Live it by yourself!
  25. 25. References <ul><li>Further readings : </li></ul><ul><li>Dillenbourg P., Schneider D., and Synteta, P (2002). Virtual Learning Environments. In A. Dimitracopoulou (Ed). Proceedings of the 3rd Hellenic Conference “Information and Communication Technologies in Education. [Online] Available at http://edutice.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/19/07/01/PDF/Dillernbourg-Pierre-2002a.pdf Retrieved on 2009, November 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE </li></ul><ul><li>How to create a course in Moodle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOp1oq-TvI&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle tutorials: http://www.moodletutorials.org/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Wiziq Tutorial: http://www.blip.tv/file/2678259 </li></ul><ul><li>PPTs </li></ul><ul><li>González, D. (2008) Teaching in SL Vs teaching online/blended courses. Implications for teacher training. SLanguages 2008. http://www.slideshare.net/slanguages/slanguages2008-teacher-training </li></ul><ul><li>Sulsic, A. (2006). An Introduction to Virtual Worlds. http://www.slideshare.net/ialja/virtual-worlds-introduction-second-life-and-beyond </li></ul>
  26. 26. Thank you very much! Evelyn Izquierdo [email_address]

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