High Street the VLE Community: Dr Rob Weale & Bernadette Gregory

Rob discusses the technical development of High Street as a Virtual Learning Environment built within Blackboard platform. It is a flexible tool that can be continually adapted to include updates in the field of the NHS and Social Welfare. The Academic staff own this research and can add content themselves.

Bernadette evaluates the use of the virtual community in the field of midwifery.  This resource is a dynamic learning tool as it gives real life scenarios for the students to gain knowledge and develop assessment of understanding in a safe environment. This enhances the pedagogic approach of scenario based learning or problem based learning.

She emphasises the need for continual training of staff in the use of the VLE and of updating and inputting of new resources.

This resource is an effective example of strategic aims of the Universal Design for Learning.


Rob Weale Picture

Dr. Rob Weale
Project Officer, Enhanced Learning through Technologies
CELT – Department of Library and Learning Services
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7878
E: rweale@dmu.ac.uk
CELT Hub: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk



Bernadette Gregory
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Health and Life Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Reproduction Research Group, Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7847
E: bbryant@dmu.ac.uk
W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

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