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Learning and Teaching with Virtual Learning Environments by Helena Gillespie, Helen Boulton, Alison Hramiak, Richard Williamson


Learning and Teaching with Virtual Learning Environments by Helena Gillespie, Helen Boulton, Alison Hramiak, Richard Williamson

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are becoming increasingly common in schools, and it is important for trainees to be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to use them effectively to enhance learning. This book takes a thematic approach, examining all the key issues from designing and creating a VLE to using one to organise, moderate and assess pupil learning and even to develop resources for learning.


Excellent - easy to read, accessible, well laid-out and bang up to date (Lead Practitioner, Cornwall College)

About the Author

Helena Gillespie has worked in teacher education for 4 years. She has published in journals and books, and has recently completed a book for David Fulton Publishers on ICT in schools. She has a Masters in Education. Helen Boulton has worked in teacher education for 5 years; prior to this she was an ICT Co-ordinator. She has a Masters in Educational management and is currently working towards her PhD. Dr Alison Hramiak is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, (United Kingdom) working primarily in Teach First where she is the Regional Computer Science Subject Lead for Yorkshire and Humberside, and a Professional Tutor across all subjects. She also teaches on the Masters and Doctoral Courses at Sheffield Hallam. Her research interests include assessment and feedback, pedagogy and ICT - particularly Web 2.0 Technologies, and Digital Literacy. She has published books and papers on these topics, internationally and nationally and has presented her work at international and national conferences. She has co written and edited a number of books on education and is a member of the national committee for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE). She is currently working on research involving the cultural adaptations of beginning teachers, and specialises in methodology as a tutor on the Hallam doctoral courses. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and regularly reviews for them, and for other international journals. She also writes regularly for the Guardian and Times Higher Educational Supplement. Richard Williamson has been involved in teaching ICT for 10 years and has pioneered the introduction of VLEs in primary and secondary schools across Nottinghamshire. He has been involved in teacher education for 5 years and is working towards his Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management.

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Publication date

13th February 2007


Helena Gillespie, Helen Boulton, Alison Hramiak, Richard Williamson

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


112 pages


Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)



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