© 2010 Lawrence Lessig. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ). vol. 45, no. 2 (March/April 2010): 26-42 Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig is Director of the Edmond J.
This infoKit was first published in 2004 and is currently being updated. Back in 2004 when we wrote this infoKit, we defined a VLE as – ‘A Virtual Learning Environment is a collection of integrated tools enabling the management of online learning, providing a delivery mechanism, student tracking, assessment and access to resources’. These integrated tools may be one product (eg BlackBoard, Moodle) or an integrated set of individual, perhaps open-source, tools. This definition still holds true with most education providers using a ‘product’ for example Blackboard or Moodle with Web2.0 tools being used to supplement the functionality offered by these systems, but these are often not truly integrated. Although written a few years ago, most of the advice and guidance remains sound. Of course the screenshots are out of date!
© 2005 Bonnie Neas and the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee vol. 40, no. 6 (November/December 2005): 14–31. Bonnie Neas and the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee Tomorrow—that elusive day that never comes, but often a day of dreams about what may come. With the 2005 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference being held close to Walt Disney World, a place where “dreams are made of” in Tomorrowland, the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee this year decided to focus on tomorrow and on dreams—by looking at new technologies and dreaming about what may come as they evolve into even newer technologies.