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IVETTE's Thematic Network main goal was to investigate education and training innovations in the current implementation of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) in higher education institutions. The principal objective was to gain a profound understanding of those elements related to the teaching and learning domain, the institutional sphere, and the cross-cultural diversity within virtual learning. The study was carried out with the analysis of nine case studies of institutions involving tertiary education and postgraduate training in six different European countries.
IVETTE's chief aims were to study the teaching and learning approaches in VLEs, emphasising those that combine face-to-face and virtual learning; to critically assess the impact of European diversity onvirtual learning experiences with respect to curriculum and language differences; to contribute to innovation in public educational institutions in relation to the restructuring of their functioning and promotion of educational co-operation in the European sphere.

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