vle as holding pen

Mon, Jan 24, 2005

Auricle Recent RSS developments in eLearning are pointing the way towards monolithic VLEs becoming rather large and vacuous white elephants:

“…RSS feeds, like MedWeb’s, can be incorporated into many different types of container, including mainstream virtual learning environments. While I believe this to be an enrichment of the otherwise closed world of the VLE, it does raise the spectre (for vendors) of such VLEs becoming devoid of their own learning objects and merely being relegated to the role of relatively expensive delivery vehicles or front-ends. In such a scenario it becomes a moot point whether it is cost-effective to support a proprietary VLE for this purpose at all…”

Here’s Scott Wilson’s view of the VLE of the future

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