VLE’s in their first generation have provided a walled garden for educational establishments. Each student having their own space and portfolio of files and photos,etc. A second generation of VLE might be the online walled gardens such as:-
Many universities have signed up to this and are using it to be a space for students to collaborate in which is like a VLE . What is the difference? Not much is the answer except the data must be managed by another organisation. Need to know more about this. So if you have used Looped then please put a comment on this post.