An empirical study: The implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment and ePortfolio

Thomas Hainey, Carole Gould, Thomas Connolly, Stuart Waugh, Brian Boyle

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Abstract

The use of educational technologies to support learning are utilised across many parts of education
and training and institutions have invested heavily in technologies such as Virtual Learning
Environments and ePortfolios. The advantages that these technologies provide have meant that
eLearning is now supplementing and in some cases replacing traditional (face-to-face) approaches to
teaching and learning and replacing the traditional paper portfolios. However, there is less evidence
of the uptake of these technologies within private vocational training organisations. This paper
discusses the implementation of eLearning within an employer-led vocational training provider for
the engineering industry and provides early feedback from the trainees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Networked Learning
EditorsL Dirckinck-Holmfeld, V Hodgson, C Jones, M de laat, D McConnell, T Ryberg
Pages106-115
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Hainey, T., Gould, C., Connolly, T., Waugh, S., & Boyle, B. (2010). An empirical study: The implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment and ePortfolio. In L. Dirckinck-Holmfeld, V. Hodgson, C. Jones, M. de laat, D. McConnell, & T. Ryberg (Eds.), 7th International Conference on Networked Learning (pp. 106-115) http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Connolly.pdf