What is a virtual learning environment?

A virtual learning environment (VLE) is one that makes use of facilities like HD video conferencing network, high-quality audio and video, digital whiteboard, moderator control as well as methodologies like dynamic participation and chat options. Virtual learning is also often referred to as online learning, digital learning, remote-learning, distance learning or e-learning. A VLE presents the resources, activities and interactions that follow a pre-set and pre-defined course structure. These activities and interactions are assessed periodically by our professors.

 A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a system for delivering learning materials to students via the web. These systems include assessment, student tracking, collaboration and communication tools. They can be accessed off-campus, meaning that they can support students’ learning outside the lecture hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This enables institutions to teach not only traditional full-time students but also those who cannot regularly visit the campus due to geographic or time restrictions, e.g. those on distance learning courses, doing evening classes, or workers studying part-time.

How does a virtual learning environment work?

A virtual learning environment (VLE) uses services and simulations that help deliver a high-quality learning experience that is akin to one associated and offered in a physical classroom. It presents a web-based platform that presents resources, activities and opportunities of interactions both within the peer circle as well as with professors and instructors.

A VLE helps cater to goals of what is popularly called online learning, digital learning, remote learning, distance learning or e-learning. A VLE comprises a set of teaching and learning tools that enhances a student’s learning experience through facilities like the computer and the Internet. Primarily, a VLE package comprises curriculum mapping, student tracking, online support for both teachers and students, as well as means of electronic communication like email, threaded discussions, chats, internet links, and web-publishing mechanisms.  

Users in a VLE system, typically are assigned a teacher or a student ID. The teacher or the professor and student see the same content on their screens. However, the professor has additional rights to create or modify the content for students as well as track their performance.

What are the benefits of a virtual learning environment?

The benefits of a virtual learning environment (VLE) is that students do not have to take a break from their careers to give it the impetus they want. A well-researched course content, deep industry insights and cutting-edge methodologies ensure that students glean the best from their management education, while working.

While facilitating online learning, digital learning, remote learning or e-learning, a VLE ensures that students can access the system and all materials for their learning from an environment of their choice (both off classroom as well as in the classroom). It also enables them to revisit the sections that they have not understood as well or even review and peruse through the entire course material any time they want. Since VLE can be used along with classroom learning, it helps combine the best of both classroom and virtual learning, for students.

Self-paced learning while juggling work and personal commitments, is major advantage of a VLE. It helps students prioritize their time around learning.