The macro level: 
students’ experience of using virtual learning
environments across Irish Higher Education
Angélica Rísqu...
Source: www.ldusalford.wordpress.com
Source: www. blog.yacapaca.com
Robert Cosgrave
Damien Raftery 
Eamon Costello 
Theresa Logan-Phelan
Nuala Harding 
Claire McAvinia 
Tom Farrelly 
Anne O’...
Multi-institutional group (13 HEs) since 2008 
o Open participation
o Anonymous and colleguiate sharing
o Common detailed ...
http://ilta.ie/activities/research-projects/
http://ilta.ie/edtech/edtech-2013/conference-videos/
http://edin.ie/pubs/ei3-chapters/ei3-ch8.pdf
self-selection
response rates
... yet, consistent
results!
Comparable dataset two years apart (~8,500
responses) for 4 of those institutions…
Findings
I think systems the VLE are helpful
What do you use the VLE for?
Receives grades for taking
quizzes/tests within VLE
Receives grades for participating
in discussion forums
If you do not use the VLE, why not?
Meeting flexibility
requirements
VLEs and attendance
How does the VLE influence learning?
Getting notes on [VLE] makes me less likely
to go to lectures
Access and
communication
How does the VLE influence communication?
'If I can't attend college because of being sick, or
family commitments, I don't feel completely lost as I
can keep track ...
… Staff survey and
ongoing review of
student survey
Source: http://www.cagle.com
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National VLE use in Ireland study

Delivered by Dr Angelica Risquez as part of the National Forum teaching series http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/event/building-evidence-base-enhanced-digital-pedagogy-online-learning/
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - National VLE use in Ireland study

  • 1. The macro level:  students’ experience of using virtual learning environments across Irish Higher Education Angélica Rísquez, PhD CTL, University of Limerick          @angelica_tel Source: http://www.webanywhere.co.uk/blog/2012/ 04/choosing-vle/
  • 2. Source: www.ldusalford.wordpress.com
  • 3. Source: www. blog.yacapaca.com
  • 4. Robert Cosgrave Damien Raftery  Eamon Costello  Theresa Logan-Phelan Nuala Harding  Claire McAvinia  Tom Farrelly  Anne O’Keefe … and growing…  Source: www.jazzcollab.com
  • 5. Multi-institutional group (13 HEs) since 2008  o Open participation o Anonymous and colleguiate sharing o Common detailed questionnaire o Over 21,000 student responses
  • 6. http://ilta.ie/activities/research-projects/
  • 7. http://ilta.ie/edtech/edtech-2013/conference-videos/
  • 8. http://edin.ie/pubs/ei3-chapters/ei3-ch8.pdf
  • 9. self-selection response rates ... yet, consistent results!
  • 10. Comparable dataset two years apart (~8,500 responses) for 4 of those institutions…
  • 11. Findings
  • 12. I think systems the VLE are helpful
  • 13. What do you use the VLE for?
  • 14. Receives grades for taking quizzes/tests within VLE Receives grades for participating in discussion forums
  • 15. If you do not use the VLE, why not?
  • 16. Meeting flexibility requirements
  • 17. VLEs and attendance
  • 18. How does the VLE influence learning?
  • 19. Getting notes on [VLE] makes me less likely to go to lectures
  • 20. Access and communication
  • 21. How does the VLE influence communication?
  • 22. 'If I can't attend college because of being sick, or family commitments, I don't feel completely lost as I can keep track of everything in [the VLE]'
  • 23. … Staff survey and ongoing review of student survey
  • 24. Source: http://www.cagle.com