VLE

Laura Chambers

Why you used it?

I’ve used the VLE because it’s a quick and easy way to provide students with resources and guidance.  I have my own page for my subject (Creative iMedia) and using this means that I can share my resources and organise it in a way which is beneficial to my students.  Also, I’ve used it to display examples of student work and key dates.

Benefits

The main benefit, for me, is that students are able to access their work at home and are able to use templates and guidance that they previously wouldn’t have been able to access before we had a VLE – we don’t need to rely on memory sticks so much now!

Drawbacks
Occasionally there’s been problems with VLE access in school and for students at home but this is usually fairly easy to overcome.

Gavin McIntyre

Why you used it?
Since the VLE was introduced in St John’s, I have worked to establish a central location where students could access ICT resources for their year or course. Initially this was beneficial for students working from home. However, the ClassConnect facility, which allows each class in school to have their own micro site, has proved to be even more beneficial and personalised.

Benefits
Easy to use, easy to access anytime and anywhere and flexible. Allows for rich media content to be made available to support learners.

Drawbacks
Transforming the students way of thinking to using the ClassConnect facility for uploading homework was initially problematic. Surprisingly, they were more reluctant to move to electronic submission than me!

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About St John's ICT

ICT Subject Learning Co-ordinator, responsible for whole school ICT, inteerested in Web 2.0 tools, using iPads and mobile devices, BYOD and connecting students and schools through ICT to enhance Teaching and Learning.
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