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Reviewing the Potential of Virtual Learning Environments in Schools

  • Malcolm Padmore
  • Lynne Hall
  • Bob Hogg
  • Gareth Paley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)

Abstract

This paper considers the potential of Virtual Learning Environments in schools focusing on 2 distinct user groups. Firstly, the children and teachers engaged in the learning situation, and secondly, the stakeholders, that is the policy makers and educational authorities. Several VLEs are reviewed identifying high user acceptance and interest. The paper then considers educational policy and approaches in both Europe and China highlighting a strong commitment to ICT in schools. It concludes that the current pedagogical climate provides plentiful potential for the integration of VLEs, into the classroom.

Keywords

Educational Policy Educational Software Virtual Learn Environment Educational Authority Oregon Research Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Padmore
    • 1
  • Lynne Hall
    • 2
  • Bob Hogg
    • 2
  • Gareth Paley
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SalfordSalford, Greater ManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Computing and TechnologySunderland UniversitySunderlandUK
  3. 3.British Telecommunications Plc, PP HWC 413LondonUK

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