[link] History of virtual learning environments

Hoy traemos de la wikipedia, un interesante artículo sobre la Historia de los entornos de aprendizaje virtual. Es preciso que la presencia de nuestro idioma aumente en la red, ya ha habido campañas para apoyar la redacción de artículos en la wikipedia española una de las mas débiles, a pesar de ser uno de los idiomas más importantes.

A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a software system designed to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. This page outlines the history of VLE development. (The term "Virtual Learning Environment" probably came into use in the early 1990s.)

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Educational materials have been written in more than 200 subjects, ranging from accountancy to zoology. Examples include the biological, physical, and social sciences, medicine, law, art, English, and many foriegn languages. [1] p. 1


  • IBM introduced COURSEWRITER for the IBM 1500, an online interactive CAI system in the 1960's. The system included course management features and roles for the users such as instructor, manager, and student, and allowed intercommunication among them. Stanford University participated in the research and development that predated the IBM 1500's release.


  • Networked Educational Online System (NEOS) developed and deployed at MIT. The system provided coursework exchange between different roles allowing for grading, annotating, and public discussions. Nick Williams, William Cattey, "The Educational On-Line System", Proceedings of the EUUG Spring Conference, EUUG, (April 1990)
  • Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., McLean, R. S., Swallow, J., & Woodruff, E. (1989). Computer supported intentional learning environments. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 5, 51-68. Paper discusses CSILE project and related software.
  • The first release of Lotus Notes 1.0 is shipped. Release 1.0 includes functionality which is "revolutionary" for the time, including allowing system/server administrators to create a user mailbox, user records in a Name and Address database, and to notarize the user's ID file through dialog boxes. Also includes an electronic mail system with return receipt and notification features, and on-line help, "a feature not offered in many products at this time."

Official history of Lotus Notes


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