Enhancing Virtual Learning Environments with generic games supporting assessment for learning

J Hyndman, TF Lunney, P McKevitt

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Abstract

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) offer huge potential in Further and Higher education. However, at Primary school level, the use of such environments is quite limited. Northern Ireland's primary schools have access to a VLE namely LearningNI. However its adoption and potential may need to be readdressed. This paper presents an enhanced learning environment called AmbiLearn, focusing on a generic game module, specifically designed for primary school children to aid in the constant assessment for learning activities that happen in daily classroom learning. An experimental design for testing AmbiLearn has been designed and is currently in progress to assess its educational potential.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsM Merabti, O Abuelma'atti
Place of PublicationLiverpool, England
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2012
EventProc. of the 13th Annual Posgraduate Symposium on The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking & Broadcasting (PGNET-2012) - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England
Duration: 25 Jun 2012 → …

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ConferenceProc. of the 13th Annual Posgraduate Symposium on The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking & Broadcasting (PGNET-2012)
Period25/06/12 → …

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Hyndman, J., Lunney, TF., & McKevitt, P. (2012). Enhancing Virtual Learning Environments with generic games supporting assessment for learning. In M. Merabti, & O. Abuelma'atti (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 181-186). Liverpool, England.
Hyndman, J ; Lunney, TF ; McKevitt, P. / Enhancing Virtual Learning Environments with generic games supporting assessment for learning. Unknown Host Publication. editor / M Merabti ; O Abuelma'atti. Liverpool, England, 2012. pp. 181-186
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