VLE review: help to shape the future of WebLearn

WebLearn has been the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) for some years, and during that time it has been extensively customised to the Oxford context. We want to find out whether it continues to meet our learning and teaching needs, or whether we should consider an alternative solution. So, we are consulting students and staff across the collegiate University in a major review which will run until next spring.

We would like to hear from as many people as possible in the collegiate University, whether or not you have a teaching role, and whether or not you currently use WebLearn or an alternative platform (e.g. Moodle or a departmental intranet).

VLE Review posterTo make sure that everyone can have a say in the review we are running two surveys: one for students and one for staff. We will also be holding interviews, usability walkthroughs and focus groups to explore specific aspects of WebLearn in depth. The findings from all of these activities, as well as from our previous research projects (including DIGE 2 and WISE), will be used to draw up a set of recommendations.

The VLE Review was launched on Wednesday 23rd November, and very soon you will see posters popping up around the University like the one on the right.

To find out more and to take the survey (with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher), head over to the VLE Review web page. If you have any other questions about the review, you are welcome to contact us at vlereview@it.ox.ac.uk.

If you have already filled in the Digital Education Strategy survey of current and future use of technology and you expressed an interest in contributing to the VLE Review as well, we’ll get in touch to discuss how you would like to be involved. Otherwise, we encourage you to respond to the VLE Review survey too, as you’ll be able to add to the information that you provided in the Digital Education Strategy survey.

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