What have VLEs done to Universities?

Posted in Teaching on January 14th, 2020 by steve

“The distinction between genotype and phenotype is useful in thinking about organisational change. Given that an institution is a kind of organism, it is the distinction between those behaviours that emerge in its interactions with its environment, and the extent to which these behavioural changes become hard-wired into its nature and identity …” (more)

[Improvisation Blog, 14 January]

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The VLE as Kenwood Chef

Posted in Teaching on June 13th, 2012 by steve

“Virtual Learning Environments are a lot like expensive food processors. They come with a lot of interesting looking blades and attachments, but most people use only them to make smoothies. If you only use your €400 Food Processor as a €30 Juicer, why not get rid of it, and just use a juicer? …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 13 June]


What do students think of Virtual Learning Environments

Posted in Teaching on June 7th, 2012 by steve

“Students want lecturers to make more and better usage of their Virtual Learning Environments (Blackboard, Moodle and so forth), and say that using VLE’s helps them to learn. Those are two of the many, many findings presented by a project I’m involved with at EdTech 2012 last week …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 7 June]