Towards more usable VLEs

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Abstract

In many information systems often the last consideration shown is to those who interact most with the systems. Nowhere is this truism more obvious than in educational software. Many systems, although following proper pedagogical techniques, do not adequately deal with the human issues involved.

This paper argues that the complex set of interactions necessary for a successful approach to teaching and learning can be simplified with the correct implementation of software supporting the right blend
of educational approaches.

To illustrate the both the potential and the limitations of harnessing computational systems for educational purposes a pedagogical approach, peer assessment, is described, the limitations of a
manual approach outlined and the potential for automation, using industry standard Virtual Learning Environment Moodle, explained, together with its perceived shortcomings and some suggestions for
improvements in workflow, interaction, and feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Pages46-46
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017
Event28th Annual IIMA (International Information Management Association) and 4th ICITED (International Conference on Information
Technology and Economic Development): Smart Systems for Complex Problems
- University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201713 Sep 2017
http://iima.org/wp/28th-conference-11-13-sept-2017-paisley-scotland-uk/ (Conference website)

Conference

Conference28th Annual IIMA (International Information Management Association) and 4th ICITED (International Conference on Information
Technology and Economic Development)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period11/09/1713/09/17
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Keywords

  • Education
  • software
  • computing
  • Pedagogy
  • Peer assessment
  • Moodle
  • virtual learning environment
  • VLE

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Gurney, T. (2017). Towards more usable VLEs. 46-46. Paper presented at 28th Annual IIMA (International Information Management Association) and 4th ICITED (International Conference on Information
Technology and Economic Development), Paisley, United Kingdom.