Unlike a virtual classroom, a virtual learning environment is an online-based platform that allows you to enhance an in-class experience, with, for example, digital communication, interaction and quizzes or polls run via the VLE.
A virtual learning environment allows you to:
- plan courses or lessons;
- create, store and disseminate learning content;
- communicate between student and teachers;
- include interaction and personalisation in your learning delivery;
- set and gather assessments and provide feedback;
- use learning analytics to track engagement.
You can view a video about each platform below:
There are other options and here are techradar.com’s ‘Best online learning platforms of 2020: LMS and VLE for education’. The Best online learning platforms – at a glance
- Google Classroom
- Adobe Captivate
- Articulate 360
- Blackboard Learn
When selecting a virtual learning environment, you need to compare the advantages and disadvantages of each platform.
If you do not currently have a VLE in operation, you shouldn’t rush the implementation of it.
Rather, you could consider using the following four-part approach to developing a VLE, created by the EdTech Hub.
of institutions use VLE data to predict student performance
Retention can increase up to
when learning online
Students can learn
more material for every hour of training through eLearning