100 ways to use a VLE – #78 Taking a vote

Whoever said education was a democracy?

Most of the time learning is not a democracy, practitioners tell the learners what to learn, when to learn and how long they have to learn.

However over the last few years, the Learner Voice has become more important and relevant to the learning experience of many learners.

…learner involvement covers a wide variety of practices that seek to enable, equip and motivate learners to voice their views and actively shape their learning…

Developing a Learner Involvement Strategy, LSC, 2007

One way in which you can involve learner views is through a vote and many VLE systems now have voting systems built in or can be downloaded.

One such system is EasyVoter for Moodle.

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