Over the past couple of years, the College has been exploring an exciting new venture with the introduction of its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for students, teachers and, eventually, parents.
It enables students to learn and engage in dialogue with their teachers anytime, anywhere and on any device. It also provides an opportunity for parents to be involved in their son’s learning.
The VLE used by the College is Frog – a safe and secure virtual area accessed via the internet by use of a unique username and password. Boys can access resources, advice and upload work to the platform from home, creating a valuable ‘bridge’ between home and school.
Frog is in its development stage, with teachers and students developing resources which are tailored to what they really want and need to use. The Student School Council is advising on what should be uploaded and student champions are contributing sites on the platform. Areas, such as Revision, and activities, such as Assignments, are being developed to support specific areas of learning, while information on individual Houses and Extended Extra-Curricular Activities (EECA) are both works in progress.
Once the roll-out to parents has been completed, parents will be able to monitor their son’s academic progress, attendance and behaviour profile, as well as having instant access to information and advice on trips and visits and the provision of all clubs and activities which support their son’s learning.