A Longitudinal Perspective Regarding the Use of VLEs by Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom
Interactive Learning Environments
Between 2001 and 2005 UCISA and JISC conducted surveys into issues relating to the acquisition, use, management and support of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). A number of other studies provide information on these issues during this period. Together they provide a substantial body of evidence that allows an analysis of the factors that enhance or inhibit institutional take-up and support provision for VLEs within the UK higher education sector. There is clear evidence of increasing use of VLEs but not of widespread change in pedagogic practice. VLE management is increasingly centralised in all matters considered strategic, with dedicated devolvement occurring for a range of support activities. Differences in practice exist between old and new universities. There is in general negligible interest in standards or in institutional collaboration.
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Interactive Learning Environments, 14(2) 177-192