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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Some are aimed at document and resource storage to aid the teacher deliver a lesson, some are aimed at learners following specified routes as part of courses ...
    Sounds like a web mashup of all these different approaches would be a good idea, moodle for VLE, Eduspaces for collaboration, Alfresco for document management, Zimbra for email. I wonder how hard it would be to tie some of these together and let the teachers/learners have all.
    seems I am behind the times already. Moodle/eduspaces integration is here https://eduforge.org/wiki/wiki/nzvle...oodleElggHOWTO
    and moodle/alfresco document management is in the pipeline
    http://docs.moodle.org/en/Repository_API
    http://docs.moodle.org/en/Roadmap

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Damn that open source innovation!

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    right here is final views I have not included EduGeek ones as can read the thread..

    Answer 1

    I think that first and foremost, a VLE is something which the teachers must be asking the IT Department for, and not the other way round. It is a whole-school teaching system and must therefore be driven by the teachers and the SMT. This is why we don't have one, and probably never will! :-)

    Answer 2

    Might be different in other LEAs but in Portsmouth the city is going through a procurement process for the whole city to drive the price down. Schools are of course free to opt out of the scheme and go it alone. The solution they are trying to get would be centrally managed by the LEA/Supplier, with only senior schools having an actual 'box' onsite. We are invited to regular meetings, and at the moment we are being sent evaluation forms to fill out on a number of VLEs, they give us a trial login to take a look around etc.

    So my preperation involves looking at sites and feeding back. When all forms have been collated the 5 companies with the best scores are invited back for a final pitch, and we will decide what the best one is. The lea said they have enough funds to pay for the VLE for the first 3 years, with expected costs beyond that in the £1-2 per pupil range. They will take care of all of the technical side, and will create all users etc.

    This has certainly made my life easier as I could of seen all my schools picking their own VLE and me having to learn how to manage all of them!!

    Answer 3

    Don't rush the set up and installation of the VLE. Phase it in. Or you will annoy teachers more than you help them.


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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    This is why we don't have one, and probably never will! Smile
    What about that government 2008 deadline?

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Person who wrote that is an indie school..

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Isn't the 2008 deadline been hyped up a bit? I'm sure I read/heard somewhere that the 08 deadline is for a workspace the students can get at anytime. This means external acccess fullfills that. VLE requirement is for later but is being pushed as the answer to everything so been made to sound like you need it by 2008.

    Am I ass waffling or right?

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Same as before question being asked across different forums with names removed to protect the guilty.

    So how do you prepare for a VLE think about this not just from technical, but education and whole school issues as well..

    What do we as schools need to do make VLE's successful.

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    I don't know, I'm never involved in anything related to the VLE. All I hear is that we must have a VLE by 2008 and we must go with the LEA offering (A loosely-linked MS Sharepoint + Class Server).

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Deadline is vle needs to be in by 2008 but embed by 2010...

    As for must go don't have to go with a county solution but you might not see money from government and would have to fund it on your own.

    DFES advice is that school can choose any solution they see fit but have to justify cost vrs county solution in terms of teaching and learning and best value.

    Anyway the fact is not vle we have to have in we have to Learning Platform (which will consist of VLE).


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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    DFES advice is that school can choose any solution they see fit but have to justify cost vrs county solution in terms of teaching and learning and best value.
    We choose not to go down the LA VLE route - that being the case will we have documentation from the DFES to fill in as to why we choose not to? Or is it just in a general sense.

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I don't know, I'm never involved in anything related to the VLE. All I hear is that we must have a VLE by 2008 and we must go with the LEA offering (A loosely-linked MS Sharepoint + Class Server).
    I hope they are not thinking Class Server as its dead and burried

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    Re: Question Of The Week: How Do You Prepare For A VLE

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