Blue Turtle Learning - The VLE

Changing how we learn. Co-Creating and Co-Developing a virtual learning environment for primary school children built by the children and teachers for the children and teachers.

Sector: Education, Start-Ups

Completion Date:   February 2018

Services: Solution Design, UX, Web App, Bespoke Dev

The Brief

Build a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that would enable effective learning beyond the classroom.

VLE's had been offered nationally as part of a Labour initiative.  At the end of the free period Corsham Primary School were looking for an alternative that would meet their needs and provide a new way for children to learn.  

The Solution

Co-Created and Co-Developed with the teachers and children for the teachers and children.

In conjunction with Corsham Primary School, Blue Turtle Learning was co-designed and co-created and launched as a shared enterprise. 


Developed to be used alongside all programs of study across the National Curriculum for Key Stages one and two, as well as the government’s new computing curriculum, the VLE enhances the learning experience within and beyond the classroom.

With a Primary School focus, the feature packed VLE is easy to use, e-safe, engaging and interactive, which children, teachers and parents love using to learn, socialise and share together with confidence.

We had to think about the various needs of multiple users, from young pupils to older governors. It needed to be highly visual, interactive and informative but crucially it needed to be very simple to navigate and intuitive to use. From logging in and accessing key information to sharing work, the VLE offers at a single click full access to everything a user may need.  Cruicially the administration of the VLE is both by children and teachers and is fully managed via the front end with no complex admin screens. 

The solution was developed well before HTML 5 and modern Javscript tools.  The solution is fully responsive and operates on a desktop, mobile and tablet.  Something that was not common practice at its time.  

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