The University has invested in a new VLE, SurreyLearn as a key element of supporting the University’s Teaching and Learning Strategy 2010-2017. The underlying vision is:
“The University of Surrey will be recognised as a leader in the use of technology for the innovative delivery of teaching and learning. The VLE will open up new approaches to teaching and learning by enabling a wide range of pedagogical techniques to be embraced. Students will be able to learn in a manner that suits their learning style, at a time of their choosing, from any device in any location”.
What is SurreyLearn?
SurreyLearn is the University’s new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a secure online environment which can be used in a wide variety of ways to enhance learning and teaching. Typically it is used to provide easy access to up to date and relevant learning materials, module and programme information and guidance, supplemented by activities such as discussion forums, quizzes or tests, and online assignments.
A significant investment has been made in new hardware ensuring that SurreyLearn has a robust platform from which to operate. Also integrations with a number of other IT systems will bring considerable benefits, particularly reducing the time spent on administrative tasks. Additional features include the ability for staff and students to email each other directly from SurreyLearn and increased availability from mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and other smartphones.