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e-Learning Round-up | 29 August 2011

Welcome to all those new members who joined the e-Learning groups here on the VLN.

Here's this week's round-up of e-learning goodness from across the VLN Groups.



Member of the week

Each week we'll profile someone who has made a valuable contribution to our e-Learning community. This week, it's....

  • Stephanie Thompson:  Stephanie is a student teacher with a passion for e-learning. She is her completing Grad Dip in Primary teaching online via Victoria University of Wellington. Visit her blog for a great example of reflective learning.



Group of the week

  • Digi-Advisors: Now Suzie Vesper and Rochelle Jensen, Digi-advisors, have their own space to support teachers using digital content, especially Digistore. Visit them in their Digi-advisors group, a sub-group within e-Learning: Teaching.



A sneak peek: eLearning on the VLN




Professional Learning


Professional Learning Events


  • Next Hotseat/Pae pae session: Jill Hammonds - ICTPD National Facilitator, Core Education will explore Learning as Inquiry (21 September). Sign up for this free online session via the VPL-D space.


Teaching and Learning |  Digital Citizenship



  • Managing multiple devices: From iPods and PCs, to laptops and tablets - a lively discussion exploring the challenges of having a range of different types of computers in school in school.
  • App sharing: Some great ideas being shared here. The more we understand what apps can offer, the easier it is to see opportunities to enhance an aspect of learning.


Beyond the Classroom



VLN Groups: Tip of the week: Dashboard

Your dashboard is your home: Make it work for you. You can choose a number of widgets to keep you in touch with what’s going on, and then move them around the page. We like: Group Discussion, Users Online, Latest discussion, Blogs, Groups and Friends. For more help, How to set up your dashboard.




e-Learning on the Wire…

The Wire is the micro-blogging stream in the VLN…Here’s what we heard:

  • Gerard Macmanus: "Working through theming our school moodle, running online subject selection and opened up google apps for all students today."   
  • chrissy: "At Muriwai School today and enjoying working with the tekkie children around digital citizenship..creating powerpoints are awesome."


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