Virtual Learning / Simulations

Thread #2 Definitions and Survey
by Mark McGregor – Monday, 15 February 2016, 9:44 PM

In this thread we will discuss the definitions of virtual learning environments (VLE) and simulators (SIMS).

You will also be encouraged to take the simple two-click survey after reviewing the definitions of virtual learning and simulation. Your Survey Monkey link is highlighted below and will immediately take you to the survey. Your benefit for taking this two-click survey is you will steer the direction for our future MYSTERY Threads based on your survey results. Act now because the survey will only be available for a few days!

Let’s begin with topic definitions!

For the Wiki definition of VIRTUAL LEARNING (VLE) click here.   Paste this in your web browser if you have difficulties:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_learning_environment

For the Wiki definition of SIMULATION (SIMS) click here.  Paste this is your web browser if you have difficulties: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation

Two-Click Survey

Take the two-click survey now. Click here for a direct link to the survey.       Paste this in your web browser if you have difficulties: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K82MDK6

Your task in Thread #2 is to post your definitions and any videos or other resources you find that describes VLE and/or SIMS.

I don’t like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can’t really ask for more than. Mark Knopfler
References:

Definitions. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2016, from http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html#r2MXG7i9iQs4X8Qi.99

(n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation

(n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_learning_environment

Video definition of Virtual Learning Environment VLE with ELO
by Mark McGregor – Monday, 15 February 2016, 10:36 PM
https://youtu.be/gC6QnSEChss
by Karen McGinnis – Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 12:30 PM

Interesting thread. After reading about VLE, it reminds me in some ways of the flipped classroom. I have attached a short video explaining the concept. It seems our virtual world is becoming larger and larger.    https://youtu.be/fVZ5kGExc2U

Some of the highlights of the video are:

1) Engaging activities on the cloud

2) Educational games

3) Many different kind of apps

4) Opportunity for teachers to set up modules and Moodles

5) Student sharing and collaborative learning

6) Assessments done in real time

7) Consistency of learning material

8) Access anytime

by Opal Virgo – Monday, 22 February 2016, 6:10 AM

This video could not be anymore hi-tech! Thank you for sharing. I have taken monkey surveys before but never had used them. Wow this course does stretch one….or is it your creative genius? You are definitely THINKING and moving outside the box!        https://youtu.be/MxtNoZqIVxI

by Mark McGregor – Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 10:26 AM

What is a VLE System?

Khan Academy: https://youtu.be/gM95HHI4gLk

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