Once in a while, a product arrives on the education market that merits close attention. Fronters Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is such a product.
Think of it as a third generation VLE. Fronter is a strong mix of Scandinavian design, ease of use, collaboration tools and pedagogic influences, functioning together to offer an unrivalled VLE experience for teacher and learner alike. Added to this is the means for ongoing product evolution. Dedicated user reference groups in multiple countries put forward their suggestions to the company and joint efforts result in a system that is supportive of pedagogic thinking.
The Fronter Virtual Learning Environment offers:
An easily accessible, easy to use platform for learning and collaboration.
Platform- and browser independence.
A Secure environment in which to exchange information, user log in required for accessing the VLE, users can only see the information which they have been invited to see. Access rights can be strictly controlled and specified throughout the system.
Multiple language support; English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian etc.
Location independence: Readily accessible via the web whenever and wherever you are.
A virtual workbench supporting an ever growing number of tools, such as tests, hand-ins, portfolio, document archives, forums, news, email etc.
Pedagogic focus with continual assessment capability, resulting in fully portable student portfolios as students proceed through their education.
User orientation. Annual pedagogic user group meetings ensure that the Fronter platform will become the most appropriate pedagogic instrument in Europe. This ethos guarantees commitment and fresh contributions from the user base and as a result is the most important influence on the product's development direction.
Scalability. A local authority may choose to operate at an administrative level for all schools, colleges and other learning establishments within their area. Alternatively the scalability of the product allows the software to be used in a single school.
Familiar metaphors. Fronter is a virtual building, representing your physical institution. Use your key (password) to get access to your building. Create rooms within the building for collaboration and learning. Select the tools you need. Invite participants into the virtual classroom. Then start collaborating.
Secure hosting. As Fronter Virtual Learning Platform is hosted at a state of the art hosting centre, there is no need for discussions about servers, Internet security, and network support. The technical simplicity of the solution permits technical staff to concentrate on other tasks.
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