e-Learning at Queen's largely occurs as blended learning, where e-learning is integrated with traditional media and methods depending on course content, level and students. Further information on the institution's approach to eLearning is provided in the eLearning and Distance Learning Policy.
The Centre of Educational Development and Information Services provide training and advice on best practice for implementing technology into learning and teaching. Examples include Queen's Online, Personal Response Systems (PRS), Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) and Plagiarism detection software (TurnitinUK).
A self-guided resource is available that gives an overview of online learning, including the main technologies and approaches which are supported (access from QUB campus only).
Queen's Online Virtual Learning Environment
e-Learning is supported by the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which is part of Queen's Online. During the summer 2009, the VLE was upgraded and is now based on the SharePoint platform. It still allows resources to be made available online for students and tracks their use, enables online communication between students and staff, facilitates discussion forums and computer assisted assessment. In addition it now has wiki and blogging tools to facilitate collboration.
Find out more about the VLE, including getting access to the VLE and any forthcoming courses.