VLE- What are your suggestions
We are looking into VLE for primary schools within a Cluster and/or possibly LA.
At Bett we approached FROG and were advised that FROG VLE + server would cost somewhere in the region of £30k and normaly Primaries would branch off a local Comp with frog already installed at a cost of ??? (comps to charge what they think fair)
Went to Fronter who couldn't give a definitive price but came up with £1.80 / £2.00 per student/teacher but couldnt advise on setup fees etc (awaiting some info)
An LA local to us has just started a pilot using Sharepoint in conjunction with SLG2 (Sims learning gateway) - so far setup costs are £50k+ but this will be an LEA based setup and will become available to all schools in the authority(costs to be shared out evenly). I would like to think that our LA would go for this but I have my doubts. :o
Moodle is also an option, hosted ourselves or externally but I have Zero web design skills and don't really have the time to manage a vle.
So my options seem to be
Frog (or similar) - Split between Cluster of schools
Sharepoint (& Moodle?) and emply someone to manage/run the VLE
Or talk to LA and try and convince them this is a good thing and all schools will eventually want in.
What do you guys think?