Shells Shells

Many schools use tools known as Learning Management Systems or Learning Platforms etc.

In the iTEC vision the learning management system or virtual learning environments are replaced with the concept of a shell, i.e. a system that provides a learning environment that literally acts as an empty, but configurable container.

The key purpose of that contatiner is to allow teachers to integrate the learning tools and content they need to set up a tailored learning environment.

The most important aspect of an iTEC shell is that it must be capable of displaying widgets.

So far iTEC has focused on four shells:

But we are also exploring mobile devices such as smartphones, iPads, and tablet PCs as potential shells.