A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system designed to support teaching and learning in an educational setting, as distinct from a Managed Learning Environment, (MLE) where the focus is on management. A VLE will normally work over the Internet and provide a collection of tools such as those for assessment (particularly of types that can be marked automatically, such as multiple choice), communication, uploading of content, return of students' work, peer assessment, administration of student groups, collecting and organizing student grades, questionnaires, tracking tools, etc. New features in these systems include wikis, blogs, RSS and 3D virtual learning spaces.
The term "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian phrase, "wiki wiki," which means "super fast." I guess if you have thousands of users adding content to a Web site on a regular basis, the site could grow "super fast."
Virtual Learning Spaces Uses in Higher Education By Kenneth Bell
What are Virtual Learning Spaces Wikis Uses in Higher Education Applications Lesson Plan implications Supporting Links Research Table of Contents
1. Is SuperMario a social space ? 2. Can we build policies on the fact that virtual learning environments offer space of innovation? 3. How to support pioneers without killing the pioneers spirit ? 4. Is the priority that all teachers use Internet or rather than those who use it, use it in a pedagogically interesting way ? 5. Will the development of informal but socially rich virtual networks progressively take over official hierarchical school networks? Virtual Learning Spaces
A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own Web browser. Students Communicate A Wiki
Various teaching subjects for teachers http://www.prometheanplanet.com/ Tips on educating the net generation http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose.phtml/3 Website list for integrating technology https://www.georgiastandards.org/Resources/Pages/Tools/toolsandlinks.aspx Supporting Research