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e-Learning Round-Up | 16 October 2013

Talofa lava, kia ora, welcome back to Term 4 and the latest Enabling e-Learning round up.

 Conference lanyardSometimes we're unable to attend face-to-face learning events/opportunities, such as conferences, over the break. If you've been able to experience some fabulous PLD recently that relates directly to e-learning, please feel free to share any reflections, new learning and goals for Term 4 in the five Enabling e-Learning sub-groups below.

Also, check out the virtual Enabling e-Learning opportunities planned for Term 4Feel free to tell others as well as bookmark the following events from Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar. 

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Looking forward to ‘seeing you online’ next term - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the Week

Congratulations to our community members who are now 2014 eFellows. And to anyone who applied, we want to hear all your stories over the next few months.

Each fortnight, we like to say thank you by nominating a community member for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. Look out for these announcements in the coming weeks.



red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction 


  • Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 – Resourcing: As this discussion continues to grow, Sharleen Nathan offers a view that, whoever is in charge of implementing e-learning needs to inspiring, knowledgeable about the benefits of e-learning, and have good leadership skills to help grow staff capacity. Do you agree?


TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning via the Enabling e-Learning website.


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  


  • Innovating Pedagogy: Gerard Macmanus highlights a series of reports that explore new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world - to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. Your feedback is welcome.


TKI logoCheck out e-Learning & Professional Learning>>the Enabling e-Learning website.



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship

  • Is your classroom too quiet for creativity? Interesting discussion emerging from Mark Osbourne about the enhancement of creativity through moderate levels of ambient noise. Does this suit all learners? What do you think?


Focus on our priority learners


imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching>>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


  • MyPortfolio funding announcement: Ministry of Education is extending the funding of MyPortfolio until the end of 2015. With more than 1300 schools signed up as registered users, what does this mean for you?
  • imageChromebooks: What do Google Chromebooks and the SAMR model have in common? Helen Prescott reflects on the values of these devices, with references to effective adoption and adaption.

Mobile technologies


  • Android App Sharing: Tellagami is now available for Androids. Allanah King also shares how the Tellagami app can be used across the SAMR model.



  • What's a parent's view on BYOD? Here's a useful blog post on five questions parents should ask schools about BYOD. How are schools addressing localised community needs and BYOD concerns?





TKI logoCheck out e-Learning and Technologies on the Enabling e-Learning website.


Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the Classroom


  • Tuvalu Language week: Tuvalu language week has come and gone, but you may still be interested in resources associated with keeping Tuvalu culure and identity alive.
  • Fijian Language week 2013: Although Fijian Language week has also come and gone, you may still be interested in resources about, "Noqa Vosa - Noqu iYau Talei - My Language - My Treasure."

TKI logoCheck out Beyond the Classroom on the Enabling e-Learning website.



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ


  • ScienceTeller Festival 2013, 25-27 October, Dunedin. A celebration of Storytelling and Science dedicated to documentary filmmaking, writing and other creative media.