What is The eLearning Place (TeLP)?

The eLearning Place is the name of a VLE (virtual learning environment) produced as part of a EU-funded project with the same name.

1. The eLearningPlace -- the Virtual Learning Environment
2. The eLearningPlace -- the project

1. The eLearningPlace -- the Virtual Learning Environment
The eLearning Place
is a multiplatform e-learning infrastructure that facilitates the creation and support of e-learning. Courses are accessible via the Internet and digital TV (provided by Telewest, one of the project partners).

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To register on The eLearning Place, go to the TeLP site ( http://www.elearningplace.co.uk )

TeLP for the learners
Learners can register and access courses both via the Internet and interactive digital television (idTV) . TeLP, similarly to other VLEs, offers communications tools such as chat, message board and email which work across the two platforms.
In the pilot phase only Merseyside residents can enrol (due to the nature of the funding). For more details, go to Courses and Learners .

TeLP for the Learning Providers
Learning Providers can create e-learning materials for The eLearning Place with the help of CourseMaker , the content management system. The use of CourseMaker allows high-quality course production without the need for advanced IT skills on the part of the course developer. Course developers can choose from a variety of templates (content page, assessment pages such as quizzes, resource page, etc.) and designs.

Tailored support for learners is underpinned by forums and chat. Learning Providers can use The eLearning Place as a learning store, which allows them to develop, create, offer and manage courses.

Courses created in CourseMaker are automatically published via both channels (Internet and idTV). Courses published via The eLearning Place are automatically indexed in the course database of the MerseyWorkPlace (or NorthwestWorkPlace ).

2. The eLearningPlace -- the project

The eLearning Place project is led by The University of Liverpool. It is a 3-year project with the first 18 months being a pilot phase. The pilot phase started in June 2001 and was completed in November 2002. The Education Liaison Officers are recruiting Learning Providers for the second phase of TeLP. If you are interested to develop an e-learning course and join the project as a participating Learning Proivder, go to ' Prospective Learning Providers '.

The main goals of the pilot project ( TeLP1 ) were:

To create a system that enables learning providers to enter course content simply and easily, without possessing specialist IT knowledge.

To provide a learner-support environment that embraces excluded and disadvantaged groups as well as traditional learners by making the system accessible over both idTV and the internet.

To provide an administration system that enables learning providers to develop, construct and deliver courses both online and on idTV, and to track and manage learners.

To implement an easily extensible and configurable system via a course construction system (CourseMaker), which allows content publication to multi-channels (high- and low-level internet and idTV versions).

To produce a Best Practice Guide and Research Report.

The learning infrastructure is being developed by Connect Internet Solutions . and its unique feature is that learners are able to register on courses both via the internet and interactive digital television (idTV). CRIPSAT 's role is, with Professor Terry Russell being the project's Head of Evaluation, to monitor and evaluate project activities as well as coordinate the course development work with Learning Providers.

CRIPSAT, University of Liverpool, 126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR - 0151 794 3270