This website informs you how to contribute to and benefit from the VLEs4VET project. It addresses recent findings for choosing, implementing and use of Virtual Learning Environments for Vocational Education and Training.
In the past 10 years we have seen a rapid adoption of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) in higher education. Educational institutes are increasingly turning to VLEs in order to optimize the time of teaching staff and provide a service for students who use the Internet as the main tool for finding information and resources. The term Learning Platform or VLE describes a broad range of ICT systems used to deliver and support learning. At the heart of any learning platform is the concept of a personalized online learning space for the student. This space should offer teachers and learners access to stored work, e-learning resources, opportunities for communication and facility to track progress. However up till now there has not been a strong track record in integrating VLEs into VET. To address this issue the project has adopted the aim of transferring positive experience and knowledge of the use of learning platforms by European organisations into the Vocational Education and Training sector.