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Virtual Classroom

An online teaching and learning environment in which students and educators can communicate, interact, and engage with learning resources in real-time. Different virtual classroom providers or LMSs/VLEs offer different tools in the classroom.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

A system for delivering learning materials to learners via the web. The main components of a VLE system include curriculum mapping (breaking curriculum into sections that can be assigned and assessed), student tracking, online support for both teachers and students, electronic communication (e-mail, threaded discussions, chat), and links to external curriculum resources.