Learning Platform for Schools in the CLEO Region
This section of the website provides information on the learning platform offered by CLEO for all schools in the CLEO region. CLEO provide all schools with the option for free hosting and management of the opensource virtual learning environment Moodle.
What is a Learning Platform?
In March 2005 the e-Learning Strategy Unit of the DfES launched its e-Strategy – Harnessing Technology: Transforming Learning and Children’s Services.
A Learning Platform (LP) is “a generic term to describe a system of information and communication technologies that is used to deliver and support leaning” (DfES).
The term Learning Platform refers to a combination of IT services that support learning and teaching to enable more effective ways of working within and outside the classroom.
Key benefits of using Moodle include:
- communication and collaboration tools
The DCSF Next Generation Learning 2008-2014 Strategy sets out the government's targets for ensuring that better use is made of ICT in schools to improve standards, pupils' motivation and engagement in learning and use of teachers' time.
The Government's e-strategy sets the expectation that: