A virtual learning environment in the most general case refers to a learning situation that is supported by Internet-enabled technologies to provide tools for students to learn specific content, communicate and submit work, while providing components for an instructor to manage the learning process, collect input, and provide feedback to students. The concept is called virtual because students use computer programs and tools while working from remote locations to accomplish activities that would otherwise be done in real locations such as a school or training classroom. Distance learning is a term also commonly associated with virtual learning. In 1984, the New York Institute of Technology was among the first organizations to set up classes that could be accessed via students’ computers to meet the needs ...

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