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e-Learning Round-Up | 14 November 2011

It was busy week in the VLN Groups last week. Here’s a quick overview of what’s going on. And you can also keep up with Enabling e-Learning via Twitter and Facebook.

Karen M  |  Enabling e-Learning Community Co-Ordinator




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....

  • Jo Fothergill: Jo is a regular contributor to e-learning discussion in Enabling e-Learning and beyond. She is passionate about e-learning and can often be found meeting, talking, tweeting & skyping with her PLN.




Group of the Week




e-Learning in the VLN Groups






  • School of one - what do you think?: Shared by Chrissie Butler, here is a picture of schooling that is a reality for some student in New York. Can you imagine this set up in your community?




Professional Learning




  • Using ICT tools to reflect on your own teaching: Suzie Vesper blogs her thoughts as part of the November challenge….Would teachers applying for jobs be in a stronger position if they could show evidence in a digital form of their own critical reflection on their teaching practice?
  • e-Portfolios in NZ Schools - Sharing our expertise: Nick Rate asks, are you integrating e-portfolios into learning and teaching? Do you have professional e-portfolios for staff? If so, consider completing this form so that relationships can be brokered and other educators can benefit from your experiences.



Enabling e-Learning Events


Other events


  • Learning@School Conference - Energise Enlighten, Extend and Empower: (26-27 January 2012): Register now. The Enabling e-Learning team will be at this exciting conference and want to meet with you there. The conference focuses on developing leadership capability, fostering creativity in thought and action, raising achievement for all learners and building school, whanau and community partnerships. Join Enabling e-Learning online and at our workshop sessions, where we will share with you the exciting developments in e-learning.




Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship




  • Do geeks learn differently? Stephanie Thompson, guest blogger for the Teaching November Challenge, explores the different ways we prefer to learn.
  • Teaching November Challenge: Week 2 saw us building a growing resource that describes the kinds of skills and competencies that teachers need to use ICTs effectively. Add a thought…



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  • Student network for learning: Further links added to this thread exploring the potential of the recently announced student network for learning.

iPad/iTouch technology



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Beyond the Classroom

  • The Paper Trail: Maria blogs about Lynn Ross’ presentation that had her cluster thinking about all the ways they communicate with parents



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e-Learning on the Wire…


The Wire is the micro-blogging stream in the VLN where we chat and connect. Posts appear in the activity stream. Here’s a selection of what we heard...


  • Jacktanz: Just attended Enabling e-Learning session. Great stuff.
  • Tara.Fagan: Great Enabling e-Learning workshop this afternoon.  Thanks Karen and Tessa.
  • kokachrissy: Sitting at TKAS... Awesome e-learning environment. Nga Mihi Kathe for being our manuhiri... Tessa - Awesome talk on VLN.!!! Thanks TKAS!!
  • tessa.gray: Fantastic evening at the MADE awards last night. Well done organisers and winners. Very professional event. http://www.madeawards.com/



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