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Virtually The Same For Everyone
When discussing Decolonisation, the simplest definition is ‘the process of undoing all legacies of colonialism’ (Fredua-Kwarteng, 2021), but how can this ‘undoing’ be applied to Learning Technology, or more specifically, the traditional Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?
VLEs seem implicitly, but unnecessarily, framed within western/European higher education discourse. Icons and graphic interfaces are usually derived from a European or American cultural context and most applications and operating systems are American in origin and culture. Moreover, recent evidence collected by the University of South Wales suggests that the design and usage of the VLE is creating barriers for International Students. What can be done to explore and address these barriers?
This presentation explores a student/staff co-designed project and includes insights from collaboration with subject experts and vendors, to inform the (re)design of module template(s) and any future VLE home page design.