15 days of Google answers – day 14

In our penultimate question to the UK Google Education Apps team, Doug Belshaw had a question about Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).

“As many of Google’s products form the basics of a VLE, will Google be officially entering a targeted VLE solution over and above Google Apps for Education?” – Doug Belshaw

Google replied:

Currently we have no plans to develop a Virtual Learning Environment solution but we have found that many schools and universities are very successfully using Google Apps communication and collaboration tools alongside their existing VLE.

One Response to 15 days of Google answers – day 14

  1. Doug Belshaw says:

    I’m a bit disappointed with this. A Google VLE would blow everyone else out the water and they’re not very far away from providing such a solution. If you use Google Apps Team Edition any individual within a school can start setting up an environment where documents can be shared, various wiki-based websites can be created, and calendars can be edited together.

    I think this is a road schools should definitely explore further. 🙂

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