Creating a virtual learning environment for adult learners at TACC
TACC is establishing a virtual learning environment (VLE) for its adult learners for the first time. We are developing the themes content and overall design and architecture from scratch, in house, using staff who have volunteered to be involved in the project and aim to develop capacity and understanding that can be shared. The development of the VLE or TACC Learning Zone (TLZ) represents a strategic step forward. TACC has been considering a VLE for some time but with little progress. The recent invitation to participate in a BIS research project looking at the teaching of English and maths using traditional and blended learning approaches has been a spur to get the learning zone up and running. This report is an evaluation of this effort and the lessons learned.