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  • Keith Scroggins 07 Nov 2012 7:00pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    Hi Peter

    I think your right in encouraging the bringing of BYOD rather than demanding it happen as there always going to be those that are unable to because of various factors. There would be a limit to what a school could supply if it was expected that every student have a device.

    The possibilities are endless in the digital age and maybe the Ministry need to be more proactive in making funding available for schools to get on board with wireless technology. Our school was quoted some ridiculous amounts to have managed wireless systems which appears to be needed to avoid conflict situations with the technology.

  • Keith Scroggins 07 Nov 2012 6:51pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I think the ELPF is a valuable tool and can provide valuable insight into exactly how the school is geared for e learning. I am thinking in relationship to my school where we have the usual staff who are capable and knowledgeable down to those who struggle with a mouse. I think it is vital to establish where we are and will be looking at using this tool to ascertain the needs of the school in the near future. I heard a comment last week at an   e-learning workshop where the speaker used the phrase " don't waste your time watering the rocks in the garden water the blooms instead". Those staff who are reluctant to change or put up barriers are the rocks in the garden - they will always be rocks and rocks don't grow. Go with those who are willing to try new technologies but start small. In our case the focus needs to be on going wireless also but making sure the infrastructure is there to accomodate the more users this would encourage. Also if wireless printing is occuring there needs to be a good managed system in place. I like the idea of bring your own devices  but in our case I think purchasing or leasing i pads and trialling with one class over a year/ term is the way to go. I think if you have them on a book out basis (cow) there would not be enough quality usage. We are a low decile school and wonder what issues would arise if we introduced "bring your own" devices. Thinking mainly of those that have and those that haven't.