Are VLEs still worthwhile?


This opinion piece considers the current value of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), and associated technologies such as e-portfolios, from the perspective of both lecturers and learners. Student satisfaction is discussed, and the relationship between VLE engagement and academic performance is considered. The piece concludes by highlighting the need for flexibility in the ways in which universities utilise technologies for teaching and learning.

Author Biography

Christine Patricia Davies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Programme Director, Doctorate in Professional Practice, Wales Academy of Professional Practice and Applied Research
How to Cite
Davies, C. P. (2020) “Are VLEs still worthwhile?”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, (18). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi18.577.
Opinion Pieces