The use of virtual learning environment (VLE) and social network site (SNS) hosted forums in higher education A preliminary examination

@inproceedings{Hollyhead2012TheUO,
  title={The use of virtual learning environment (VLE) and social network site (SNS) hosted forums in higher education A preliminary examination},
  author={Andrew Hollyhead and David J. Edwards and Gary D. Holt},
  year={2012}
}
Grounded theory is used to examine the role and application of both educator-led and student-led forums within a virtual learning environment (VLE) of a higher education institution (HEI). The study reports experiences and perceptions of academics in two faculties (business and technology) in the HEI who use both asynchronous VLE forums and social network sites (SNSs) such as Facebook. Interview data were transcribed, coded and analysed to identify emergent themes and patterns of commonality… CONTINUE READING