How It GeoVLEd
Evolving learning experiences online so we change the real world...
Our global and growing team of inspirational tutors, provides individualised targeted tuition through an evolving online learning environment that you can access from your smart phone, Kindle, iPad, desktop or community library.
GeoVLE is an independent online tuition agency founded in 2019 by online tutor, qualified teacher and homeschooling mother of 3, Kirstin Coughtrie, BSc, PGCE, MTA, FRGS.
We deliver 1:1 and small group sessions using Zoom video conferencing technology targeting home learning and those outside of mainstream education for reasons such as behaviour, mental and physical health, travel or those in specialised fields such as sports or the arts.
How we do it
We use Canvas LMS for designing our bespoke courses and integrate the best resources to inspire and track student progress. Students and parents are notified of tutor feedback and course announcements.
We use adaptive analytical software that allows us to provide personal pathways for students from all backgrounds. We co-create with our learners an independent learning strategy to encourage autonomy.
We encourage and develop peer to peer feedback and student self assessment to build critical thinking, collaboration and digital literacy. We are excited to announce that we are working with the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab to ensure evidence based research is part of the evolving platform we are developing.
"GeoVLE is my vision for the future of personalised learning. It aims to unite the best tutors, analytical software and online technology to prepare students for future careers in a way that will encourage sustainable citizenship."
Kirstin Coughtrie, Founder
To prepare learners for future careers
To provide a platform for learning in an equal opportunities environment
To encourage learners to think critically, creatively and sensitively about the world's most pressing problems.
GeoVLE is committed to being part of the solution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Quality Education” to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
'According to the UN, Rapid technological changes present opportunities and challenges, but the learning environment, the capacities of teachers and the quality of education have not kept pace. Refocused efforts are needed to improve learning outcomes for the full life cycle, especially for women, girls and marginalized people in vulnerable settings.'
GeoVLE’s personalised virtual learning environment gathers student progress information through a range of non threatening and non invasive techniques that will allow us to build up an extensive learning profile for each student.
Mentors use the information to design a unique and personalised pathway of learning experiences that best match the style, needs and interests of the student. During all activities, mentors will continually add to and adjust the profile as the student progresses, evolving with and in the best interests of the learner.
Making best use of existing online learning programmes, games, videos, quizzes and AI software in no way replaces the need for tutors and mentors, but demands the very best, most creative, empathetic, engaging, adaptive human beings. Something technology alone can never do. GeoVLE puts real educators at the heart of our evolving environment so they and their students realise their potential to create positive change in our world.
We believe that children are part of solving the earth’s biggest challenges: energy, resources, climate change, migration, water, disease and global governance and importantly, education.
GeoVLE's independent learning strategy will uniquely position learners to tackle contemporary challenges, which require a new perspective.
'GeoVLE' : evolving learning experiences online so together we can change the real world
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