Dare to change! How replacing the established Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) can work as an accelerator for improved quality of education

ID: 41509 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Geert van der Wijk, Windesheim, University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Wednesday, June 25 11:35-11:55 AM Location: B3109 View on map

Presider: Doug Reid, Grant MacEwan University, Canada

Abstract: After working with our previous VLE (Blackboard) for 13 years it was time to change. Most teachers used the VLE as a digital bookshelf. Part of the problem was unfamiliarity and/or ignorance of teachers with the possibilities in the VLE. A major part was the lack of functionalities. As a result of a European tender we adopted a new VLE that fits our needs better. Switching VLE’s gave us new possibilities in terms of functionality but also gave a new boost for adopting the VLE as a tool for better quality of our education.


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