How can I learn better and more efficiently? This is a question everyone has, and the answer may surprise you: by using a way to learn called virtual learning. Virtual learning is where students use computers and other technology to get an education without actually having to leave their homes. The idea of this type of learning is that there would be no need for big buildings (called schools), not even any need for teachers or students!
One would be able to learn everything (and anything) on their own time, without any real interaction with other people.
This sounds impossible! How can one get an education in this way? The answer may surprise you once more: by using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Let us dive deeper into the concept of the VLE and what it is exactly.
What is a virtual learning environment?
According to Educause, a VLE is a web-based tool that uses collaborative technology to support teaching and learning for individual learners or groups working together online.
In terms of educational purposes, these technologies are often used by teachers to post announcements about assignments or update students on due dates. In addition to this, they also allow students to post their answers to a discussion board, post assignments and submit work for grading.
The different software used allows teachers an easy way to set up their own classes and even communicate with students via the internet.
VLEs often have other useful tools such as an e-mail application, a chat system for peer review of student work, a calendar that keeps track of lesson plans and due dates for projects, grading systems so teachers can keep track of all their students’ grades in one place, online libraries where students can access textbooks or other materials they might need for school work at any time from anywhere.
The great thing about a VLE is that it takes what was once a huge brick building filled with furniture and other obstacles, and makes it into a virtual space that you can access from anywhere!
For example, if you are studying history at home for an upcoming exam but need to do some research on the subject, you don’t have to go to the library anymore. Instead, you can just open up your VLE’s library section on your computer or tablet and look up anything you might need to know!
All of these benefits mean that students are able to learn things more efficiently because they have better access to material than ever before. Once upon a time, learning was all about the teacher standing in front of students with textbooks over their heads so they could see what was written inside. Nowadays with technology changing rapidly around us there are new ways being developed to teach students.