Alternative and Simulated Environments

Common eLearning Terms

Common eLearning Terms

“Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.”Donna J. Abernathy We begin this module by considering that there can be a
Virtual Learning Environment

Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

“We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.”Elliot Masie Unlike a virtual classroom, a virtual learning environment is an onli
Alternative Online Environments

Alternative Online Environments

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.”He
Learning Management System

Learner Management Systems

“An online platform allows users to learn at their own pace and use it when needed.”Dr. Sharon Jones A Learner Management System refers to a software
Alternative Environment Technologies
Assistive technologies

Assistive Technologies

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”IBM Training Manual
Immersive Environments

Immersive Environments

“What are learners supposed to do after learning the course? Figure that out and build the appropriate interactive elements.”Tom Kuhlmann Immers
Social Networking Tools

Social Networking Tools

“Training often gives people solutions to problems already solved. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.”Marcia Conner
Mobile technologies

Mobile Technologies

“One of the skills in creating e-learning courses was the story-telling dimension. This changes with mobile.”Geoff Stead Mobile Technologi
Gaming and Simulations

Gaming and Simulations

“Exciting graphics…pull your learners in, and meaningful interactions makes the learning memorable and effective.”Tim Slade Gamific
The benefits of alternative online environments